Category Archives: hobby greenhouses

Rain again…and again

Three glorious days of sunshine, so I frantically planted veggies in the potager for long hours on the first two.  Almost all of the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, climbing melons and beans, many lettuces, edible flowers, more cippolini and Italian red … Continue reading

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Insulating the Greenhouse Follow-up

  For those of you interested in how much difference lining my 10’x 12′ hobby greenhouse with horticultural bubble wrap insulation made, here’s the follow up story and data so far.  The night following exchanging the packing tape with official … Continue reading

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Insulating the Greenhouse

Last spring, I was sadly disappointed in my new hobby greenhouse’s ability to hold heat.  It’s shown above on the day construction was complete, bereft of benches, shelving, pots, and other clutter that later accumulated.  It warms up greatly on … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Stuff

  Yes, I’m repeating this photo from the last post because I had several inquiries about my seed starting “Facilities.”  See that tall rack?  I built it over thirty years ago out of scrap lumber and some aluminum sheeting.  A … Continue reading

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Heap of hope

  Remember that jar of bleach water I carried to the berry rows?  If not, see “About that pruning…”  Well, I carried it back to the house, and rummaged through my supply basket and jacket pockets to find a big … Continue reading

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From this to that

Between basketball-watching marathons (I am a Hoosier, so it’s in my blood!) doing shows, and playing in my garden, there hasn’t been much time for the computer.  As I drive the long roads to and from shows, my mind does … Continue reading

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The Greenhouse is really green!

Having had professional greenhouses for the past twenty-four years, and a series of smaller, homemade greenhouses for nearly twenty years before that, living without one was not an option, especially since all those seeds I ordered (see “First Seed Order” post) will … Continue reading

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