Monday, 24 May 2010

Better late than never...

Gord bought me this "starter" greenhouse last year, in the mid-summer I think. So I didn't set it up then, and of course it sat in its nondescript box over the winter and when Spring came around I completely forgot I had it! Then, a couple weeks ago I was at WeeStock, (where my talented sister had a table for her home-based notable business) and her friend was there, talking about all of the tomato plants she started from seed that were thriving in her mini-greenhouse. D'oh!

It took me another couple weeks, but I finally got it set up today and it fits perfectly on the porch, where it will catch the morning sun. It's probably too late to start tomatoes from seed, but I have put my two sturdy echinacea seedlings from last year in there. And I might just start a few other seeds in there and just see what happens...

9 comments:

daharja said...

What a cute wee greenhouse! I've never seen such a thing, but it looks awesome!

Good luck with your echinacea :-)

Jerry said...

Whoo hoo!

Congrats and good luck with it!

Theresa said...

Hi daharja - it is kind of cute isn't it? It's just light tubing covered with thick plastic, with a zippered front, but it wasn't very expensive and it is a good way for me to try out the whole greenhouse thing.

Hey Jerry - thanks! It is small enough that I can bring it inside over the winter, in front of some windows to start seeds in March next year. That's my plan anyway!

Eco Yogini said...

it's SO cute!! love it :) you're right- better late than never!

Theresa said...

I'm going to try sprouting some herbs in there - I bought some more echinacea seeds and a couple other things to try...now all I need is a miniature potting shed! (A board on some sawhorses will work though!)

Liz said...

That's a nice little greenhouse. I've wondered about something like that for myself. Looking forward to reports on how it goes.

Theresa said...

Hi Liz --It's a nice manageable size I think. I'm looking forward to putting a few seed trays in there, but I probably won't get to it until this weekend.....

Simply Authentic said...

That's awesome! I don't know that I've ever actually seen one like that. Glad you remembered about it and I'm sure it'll get more use in the coming years :) And on Gord's part---what a perfect gift idea for you---well done.

Theresa said...

Hi SA - it definitely will get more use in years to come! Gord is pretty good at getting me useful yet still happy-making presents :) He has a knack for that.