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The Greenhouse is now (almost) fully planted. I am just waiting on 6 Sweet Red Pepper plants from a friend. I tried to grow a bunch but only had 1 seedling come up and I need more than that.
The Gman used his machine to dig a trench, then ran a water line up to the Greenhouse. I am Very happy about that. He had marked the location for the “T” when we ran the water line down to the barn several years ago.
This will make watering the flower beds that will eventually be around the Greenhouse much much easier.
Notice the new door on the Greenhouse? We needed something to keep Ginger out but let the bees in, so once Gman had the frame built, he covered it with chicken wire.
Ginger was really enjoying the warmth inside the Greenhouse, but if you think about it, you can probably figure out why we don’t want her in there!
You can see where he had dug the trench and filled it back in. I will throw some grass seed down there, although part of that area may eventually be used for the seating area and/or more flowerbeds.
On the right are my Tomato plants. I have nine Cherry Tomatoes and you can see that they are already staked. We will go to a farmer down in Lilloet to do our “major picking” in late summer as we will want to can up close to 100 jars to last us over the Winter. We make lots of Tomato Sauce, but also lots of Salsa and Pizza Sauce too.
Tomatoes really need to be grown in a Greenhouse here in our climate, and we just don’t have the space.
The left side of the Greenhouse is full of Pepper plants. Where I am going to find the room to squeeze 6 more in there, I am not sure. We have several varieties, including 3 or 4 different kinds of Hot Peppers and quite a few Sweet Green Peppers as well.
I may resort to putting the Sweet Reds into pots, like I have done with these. Normally, we take the shelf down after we don’t need the room for hardening off different veggies. This year, we are trying Peppers in pots and it should work just fine.
I have just over 20 Corn plants at the far end of the Greenhouse. This kind is Simonet. When they start releasing pollen, we go in several times a day and give each stalk a good shake. This helps with pollination and hopefully we will have lots of bees buzzing in and out as well.
The black jugs are used to provide overnight heat. They are full of water and will get nice and hot during the day, then release that warmth during the cool nights we have.
If you would like to read more about our Greenhouse, head on over here.
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