Sunday, May 17, 2009

Greenhouse!

Look closely and you can see some little bits of green on the newly installed shelves! It's from a few types of basil and sweet peppers from a growers sale yesterday. The other pots contain some seeds I came across while sorting out a box stashed in the shed. Does that make it a greenhouse now? The other purchases from the sale are planted or are okay waiting outside until planted.

The shelving came from the same sale where I found the stained glass. We used the shelves as they came to us (other than a quick coat of spray paint to delay rusting). The larger piece fit perfectly across the back. The other two pieces brought the shelving around to half of each wall. That gives me half without fixed shelving for flexibility.

Hopefully, the shelves are high enough that I can do an inground bed on one side, and pots and movable lower shelving on the other side as needed. The shelving also keeps me from hitting my head on the lower parts of the ceiling!

5 comments:

Matron said...

Oh how wonderful! I don't know how people survive without a greenhouse. Do you have power connected yet?

Flour-n-Flowers said...

WOW!!! I love this :) I really enjoy reading your blog. We are starting on our yard slowly. Its hard work, but blogs like your keep me going :)

Petunia's Gardener said...

Thanks for checking out the greenhouse! I've been carrying pots in there all weekend. It does get hot quickly, though. I'm not so sure on the inground bed, though. This summer, I may just use some large pots and see how it goes. Matron, no power is planned. Is that a mistake?

FnF - We've been at this garden 5 years now. The veggie garden has had a lot of progress, but not the landscaping. Cannot do everything at once. Looks like you are quite busy, too!

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Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful and artistically-inspired greenhouse! What does the interior look like now, in July?
Sarah