Brett built me this greenhouse one year as a Christmas gift. Next to the barn, it is my favorite place to be. Camille even modified a sign for me to put up (she was obviously quite young when she did this - she doesn't scribble "Mommy" anymore).
I ordered seeds a few weeks back and decided to get the seedlings started this afternoon. I was going to sow three kinds of tomato (hoping one works in our hot days, cold nights, mountain summers) and the pickling cucumbers. The cucumber pack said "not recommended" for indoor starting so I'll wait and sow them directly into the ground when it warms up a bit. Cucumbers do well for me and I LOVE pickles. Anyone have a good recipe to share?
Brett went all out (as usual) with the green house. I have two work benches, a sink, a brick path and lights. I used to keep a chair in there and read but the chair disintegrated last summer after many years of greenhouse use and I haven't replaced it yet.
|"Hey mom! I"ll be your Vanna White model!"|
I have a warming mat with a thermastat. I put the sensor in the seedling pan under the dirt and the pad keeps the soil at optimum temperature for germination. After sowing the seeds, I cover them with clear plastic covers and wait.