Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A greenhouse could save my marriage

If you’re like me, your partner really doesn’t appreciate having seedlings on warming mats all over the dining room table all fall, winter and spring. You understand my dilemma, I’m sure. I don’t want to spend a lot of money on new plants, and frankly, it’s a lot of fun to buy unique seeds that I can’t get at the local nursery.

For example, there are at least 15 varieties of cauliflower. Some are purple, some are yellow, and some are the purest of white. And I really want to try growing a romanescu just so I can photograph it.

And should we talk about tomatoes? I think we should along with peppers. We need to start our seeds early on in the cold of winter, just to ensure that they’re large enough to thrive once the evenings stay above 50F. I confess to cheating and sneaking them out sooner, but covering them in the evenings right when the sun goes down.

I take such pride in telling people I started a plant from scratch. But how to appease my husband with dirt all over the place when a cat got too curious?

A greenhouse. This is what I’m saving up my pin money for. Living in suburbia, I have a larger backyard then most, but I want to spend most of my space on my containers so I can have more vegetables and fruits.

Juliana manufactures a perfect mini lean-to greenhouse for a very affordable price. I should be sitting it up outside in no time. Then I’ll attach it to the side of my home where I used to have a woodbin (can’t really burn wood in California anymore, so why not replace it with a greenhouse). The Juliana mini-lean to has a 5 year warranty as well. If you’d like to find out more information, here is where I found out more information on the Juliana mini-lean to greenhouse.

Can you imagine how many seedlings I’ll get with 3 shelves that are 4’3” wide and 2’2” deep? And imagine how happy my husband will be to get the dining room table back. But then, we’ll be hosting more holiday dinners.

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