Monday, 23 March 2009

Greenhouses and seeds

Our plot is too small for an actual green house but so many of the vegetables we like to eat in the summer seem to require hotter growing conditions than 'in the garden' can provide. So at the weekend I treated us to a mini greenhouse!! Whilst we were at the store I let the children buy a packet of seeds each Little Miss bought a mixed selection of herbs to grow on her windowsill and Jonsey bought Tomato seeds (never tried these before!!) OMJ bought parsnips and swede!

We spent an hour or two planting seeds then scuttled them of to their various homes.

Beetroot and Swiss Chard have both been popped in the mini greenhouse for now as the raised beds aren't quite ready. Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Courgettes and Chillis in the heated propogator. Herbs (Basil, Parsley, Chives, Coriander) were placed in the airing cupboard in their own little propogator until germinated - as recommended on the pack!

Our garden looks very empty at the moment but by late spring it should be packed!!! As well as 2 raised beds by the conservatory (part shaded) we have a 2 x 4 square ft bed in the back border.

Future plans include shelves and hanging baskets on the rear (south facing) fence, window boxes on the shed and summerhouse, raised beds down the side fence (shaded) ...... and possibly attacking the front garden too!!!!


  1. We have a very similar greenhouse and it's so handy. We have such a teeny garden that it is great to have it all in one place and of course it works really well.

    Good luck with yours!

  2. I have three of these now, and two cold frames, and wouldn't be without them.