The weather here in Seattle has been a wee bit wet the last few days. With no signs of letting up, I’ve decided to tackle a few greenhouse projects this weekend rather than brave the rain. This is all subject to change of course if we get an hour or two of sunshine.
I’m on the lookout for large 5 & 10 gallon pots. My neighbor Mrs. Hillbilly was kind enough to give me 3, but I’m going to need at least 2 dozen or so more. My plan is to line the greenhouse floor with black pots, add soil and try to grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and a few watermelons.
When the guy installed my greenhouse he left me with a bag full of these cream-colored plastic do hickey’s. They twist into the grooves of the greenhouse and then you can jimmy some heavy-duty string through them. Yes, a ceiling of dangling fruit is in my future as soon as I can find some buckets. Saweet!
In the meantime, things are really starting to come alive in the greenhouse.
The radish seeds I planted a month ago are looking rather hardy.
The Parisian Carrots have decided to sprout and I will need to thin them out soon.
The spinach has some sort of green funk growing on the dirt but otherwise look rather healthy.
The lettuce looks perfect. I can’t help but give it a little pat and talk to it every time I walk by.
The strawberries, OH MY WORD look at them. They are going to be gorgeous.
There is no way Scott the squirrel and his crew are going to steal these babies.
The basil I started from seed under grow lights about a month ago is looking really good now too. I re-potted the basil and set it out in the greenhouse a few days ago and it’s looking really good. Next I’ll be re-potting the cilantro.
The coleus and petunia starts are also growing really well. Once they get a little bigger I will use them in my window box, flower pots and a few other places in the garden.
And last but not least, rounds 2 & 3 of the Butter Crunch and Romaine lettuce are coming along nicely.
What’s on the project list for today? I’m on the hunt for a small heater to put in the greenhouse. I’d like to be able to set the tomato plants out there asap.
This has been Mavis, reporting live from Seattle.
Have a great day!
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