Over the last several years, as Jordan (my husband) and I have gotten more into gardening, we moved from buying plant starts to growing everything from seed. This saves us so much money each year. There is also a seemingly endless variety of beautiful heirloom seeds that you just can’t buy starts of at the home & garden store.
We started out sowing seedlings on our dining room table in February, under grow lights. The temperature indoors allows for quick germination, but space is really limited with this method.Last year around this time I was looking on Amazon and found a great deal on a 6′ x 8′ hobby greenhouse. I’ve always dreamed of having a greenhouse so I was beyond excited! It was just the right size for the small space we had to spare in the vegetable garden.Jordan and I built the benches using pallet wood and some spare lumber he had in the garage.This year I decided to still sow and germinate the seeds inside on our dining room table, but after they sprouted I have been moving them out to the greenhouse to grow. There is just no substitute for real sunlight.
We are putting a special focus on growing almost all of our own flowers from seed this year as well. We have over 100 starts so far of dozens of different varieties.
I’m also growing some lovely heirloom tomatoes this year; Tigerella, Green Zebra and Wild Boar. Very excited about those!
And of course no greenhouse is complete without a gnome!
The plants that we sowed in the fall and winter of last year, especially the cilantro and geraniums, are doing very well!
Weeds are one of the biggest problems in the greenhouse, we so make sure to stay on top of those while doing the watering.
Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing our Spring greenhouse! Please post a comment below and share your feedback or questions