Once I got things going in the spring, after it was all assembled, I was really pleased with how everything grew. I kept you updated all summer about things I was growing in and outside of my greenhouse. Even into October, I was still getting vegetables, a rarity in New England.
After we had a flash frost in October that no one was expecting, things started to get ugly in the greenhouse, but I did manage to keep some things poking along for a while. I even bragged here at the end of November. Around that same time, I started these little guys, knowing that broccoli would probably survive all winter in a cold greenhouse. Swiss chard probably would too. I know this because outside, they have both held on until way into December.
Today, this is what's happening.
Who knew that a greenhouse is like another effing room in the house that you have to organize, and arrange and keep clean??? It's been a mess since I started because I was in a hurry and didn't know what I wanted to do for shelving.
We had a really warm Saturday a few weeks ago, so I spent the day rearranging and "building" and now there's a little more space for my walking tours :).
Irene threatening to ruin all that was good. We dragged every potted plant into the greenhouse and some never left because it was almost September and
That thing on the chair is a mattress pad. My theory was that I could cover my plants on the super cold nights and it might help trap some of the heat from the black fabric and keep things happy. In reality, it's a pain to throw over them, I never remember until after dark and I'm pretty sure it hasn't done a single thing for me.
France, my Germination Station will be filled with seeds hoping to have a home for the spring. My ultimate fantasy is that I will start so many seeds that I will have to sell some and possibly make a few dollars in this process. Huh. Fantasy. I know.
Wow, looking at this last picture is making me quiver, thinking back to this awful night.