Thursday, March 4, 2010

Greenhouse or bust!

Today's gonna be a good, good day....I got a feeling....that is because today is the official opening day for the greenhouse!!! It's greenhouse or bust baby! I'm loading up the blazer with all my babies and off we go....

When I got to my dad's house he had just completed adding the 4 extra shelves in the greenhouse and wow.....I have lots of plant space now! I told dad I brought over a "few" seedlings to get started but I actually filled almost an entire shelf and I have a closet full of starts at my house that will soon be transported to the greenhouse as well.

Here are the plants that found a happy home today: 30 basils of varying types, 15 parsley, 5 marjoram, 12 oregano, 6 English Thyme, 6 tarragon, 6 cumin, 6 fennel, 12 habaneros, 25 varying types of eggplant, 10 cayenne peppers, 6 serranos, 5 jalapenos, 25 Tango celery, 15 Tolli's Sweet Italian peppers, 15 Karma peppers, and 20 Bulgarian Carrot peppers. Tomorrow I plan on starting the rest of my peppers: those are Orange Bells, King of the North, Purple Beauty, and Ancho Pablano. After the peppers, I will start more herbs to sell at the farmer's market.
After that, many more plants will be started...nearly 1,800 I calculated....I can't wait! Happy gardening all!

11 comments:

  1. Looking pretty sweet! I bet you could spend all day in that greenhouse without even knowing it. I have started putting things out in the coldframe due to space restrictions. It is not heated so it will be touch and go for a couple weeks.

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  2. You lucky duck! What I wouldn't give for a greenhouse. My next door neighbor has one that she doesn't use, but it was built long ago before the sycamore trees grew large and completely shaded it.

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  3. Dan...I definitely do quite often...(my family knows all too well... rolling their eyes....they love me though...lol) Actually my daughter got a chair to sit in the greenhouse and soak up some rays and ended up falling asleep in there.....I saw the cold frames you have...they are pretty slick also....at least you will get a head start.

    AG: I only have it because of my wonderful dad...What an unused greenhouse??? that's an awful thought...maybe you could talk your neighbor out of hers... :)

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  4. That's such an awesome looking greenhouse :D I wouldn't know that to do with myself if I had one, except be in it LOL. You sound so happy!

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  5. Holy. Moly. Jealous, impressed, and grateful I can join you vicariously.

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  6. Very nice, I like the extra shelf room a lot.:) We will be trying King of the North peppers for the first time this year...hope they do well.

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  7. Thanks Kyna...I am certainly in it all the time...It's a warm and cozy place to be when it's cold outside. :)

    HH: We are glad to have you join us anytime!

    Mr H: Thanks... I was told by Dan @ Urban Veggie blog that the King of the North did well in his garden...I'm hoping for the same :)

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  8. Gosh I love seeing your greenhouse. Your father does excellent work, and I know those panels are pretty expensive.

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  9. Thanks EG....and the feeling is mutual...I love seeing your inventions...My dad's motto has always been "If you're going to do something you should take the time and do it right." I will have a word with him on the cost of the panels...I offered to pay on it and he said not to worry...they weren't expensive Ha! he is so busted... :)

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  10. A little hello from a French blogger who is fond of gardening too.
    It's so amazing how many varieties you're growing ! I wish I had so vast a garden (and the same greenhouse !!)

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  11. Hi Matosuille and welcome to The Beer Garden! Thanks for stopping by!

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