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My New Greenhouse

A Sunny Sunday in the Garden in March

There is not a lot I enjoy more on a day off than a sunny Sunday in my garden.

Yesterday morning did start out a wee bit chilly but by the time I had my inside jobs done, and was ready to head outside with a cup of coffee, the crocuses were wide open offering themselves up to the sun.

I spent a good portion of my time weeding and preparing areas for planting, then I harvested banana potatoes, a beet root, some kale leaves and some brussel sprouts to go with our dinner, not too shabby for early March:)

I planted some basil seeds and red russian kale seeds indoors under lights and checked on the curley scotch kale and spinach I planted a couple weeks ago in my unheated greenhouse.

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My New Greenhouse

 

Last year for Mother's Day Nigel promised to build me my very own eight by twelve foot greenhouse.  I have often lamented the loss of the little potting shed I left behind when we moved up to the Garden Centre, 17 years ago.   It's a funny thing; I have two fairly large greenhouses at the Garden Centre, right? But it's not the same as a wee place of your own, where you can go and poke about.  A personal greenhouse is an amazing place. 

So early this Spring my greenhouse was ready to go.  If there was ever a year when you wanted a greenhouse, this cool (the coldest in 50 years) Spring was the year to get it!  I'm so happy.  I told Nigel that he is good on Mother's Day gifts for many years.   We have already eaten 20 or more salads with greens from my greenhouse and the taste of home-grown greens is incomparable.  It's easy to forget how good home-grown tastes.  Soon it will be time to re-seed for later harvests but that I will do in the veggie patch now that we are into June.

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