Thursday, February 11, 2010

Little sprouts and greenhouse upgrades

Short post today as the sun is finally out and if I don't take the pups (Buddy and Stella) on a walk they will go crazy. They are already borderline neurotic.


To the left is a picture of some of the herbs I started from seed a few weeks back. They are all doing great so far. I have about 70 pots total of parsley, thyme, several different basils, and oregano. Yesterday, I started my eggplant, celery, cayenne peppers, jalapenos and serrano peppers. In all, I seeded about 65 pots. I'm still impatiently waiting for the rest of my pepper seeds to arrive....seems the seed company is holding them captive because one variety is on back order. I also started a few broccoli seeds as an experiment. I want to see if it will transition well to the greenhouse when we fire up the heat here in a few weeks.


Here is a picture of the greenhouse progress...Dad finished putting in the lower shelves before he fell ill last week. (He scared us as he ended up in the hospital but he is now thankfully on the mend) Eventually he is going to add upper shelves along both sides as well....but for now he has to take it easy.

I'm really excited at all the extra space we are going to have this year and if the weather holds, I don't think buying the propane will put us in the poor house :)

Now the pups are barking anxiously at me....so off we go to enjoy the sun!

10 comments:

  1. it all looks so good....am so happy to see spring....

    loved that the pups are barking and ready to go

    too cute

    have a wonderful valentine weekend, my friend
    kary and buddy

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  2. Thanks Kary....hope you have a wonderful valentines day as well!

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  3. Wow, that's a really nice greenhouse you have there! I may have to talk the wife into putting one up like that. Thanks for the photo....

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  4. Thank EG...It's not one of the real expensive models but I love it....my dad bought it a couple years ago and he has been modifying it for us a little each year.

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  5. The greenhouse looks excellent. I would love to have one some day. Hope Bent gets well soon!

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  6. Thanks so much Dan....fyi.... Bent is actually my husband's moniker. It was my dad that was ill.

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  7. thanks for stopping by Farmhouse, Sunny

    always good to see you

    kary and buddy

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  8. First visit here. I'm trying to sort out the 'team'. So you and Bent are husband and wife and Daisy Girl is your daughter ? Glad to hear your dad's on the mend. :)

    That is an excellent greenhouse ! Looks much like Mr. H's (subsistence pattern). Are those kits ?

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