All Change In The Greenhouse


Tuesday 13 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Not wanting to leave the greenhouse unproductive for long, soon after the departure of the peas, it was time to prepare for the summer crops. So of course that meant more compost (made over the past 2 years from former greenhouse and veg patch inhabitants), and a load of goat poo for good measure 🙂



And in with the new stuff…

As the greenhouse will naturally get ‘rather warm’ in summer, like 130F (55C) and above, with shade temps up to 117/47, I don’t bother to stuff it full these days, as most crops would roast rather than grow!




Cucumbers will do ok in there for a month, maybe two.



And dwarf cherry tomatoes love the heat anyway…



Finally, a few lettuce that will storm ahead of the outdoor ones





Ten days later, and all is settled and happy 🙂



12 thoughts on “All Change In The Greenhouse

  1. joannesisco says:

    I envy the fresh bounty you will reap. I remember as a child my father’s and grandfather’s gardens. There isn’t a vegetable sold today, in any store in the city, that tastes anything close to something that’s been freshly picked from the garden.
    Only now do I realize I had a privilged childhood 🙂


  2. A giant slug consumed two lettuce seedlings in our greenhouse yesterday before we caught him red-handed, or the slug equivalent of red-handed. He did not survive to eat a third seedling, as the greedy so-and-so got diverted by some even tastier pellets.


  3. Amy Pinkrose says:

    Keep up the great work, Uncle Spikey! I “understand”. Whew! xx


  4. ballerina95 says:

    I can only drool at the bounty in your backyard. The extent of my farming is limited to the Facebook game Farmville 😦


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