Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Greenhouse

Last season we built a 30'x60' greenhouse and wow is it filling up fast!  We're sharing space with Laughing Loon Farm, and between the two of us, we'll be spilling out of the greenhouse in the next couple of weeks here.  Good news is that everything is germinating and growing strong.  A while back we planted all of our onions and leeks, we moved onto broccoli, cabbage, kale, greens, herbs and now we've even planted our heat loving plants such as eggplants, peppers and tomatoes (and oh soooo many more in between!).

The greenhouse is fantastic because we can control the heat on the inside, when it's below 60 degrees the heater kicks on and warms the space, when it's above 80 degrees the vents open and the fan blows.  Very cool.  Back in February we built a whole lot of tables with the help of several volunteers and interns.  The tables consist of cement blocks for supports and 16' cattle panels for the table.  They're working out quite nicely, they're very stable but noooot completely flat so there's some high and low points.  But, hey, the plants don't seem to mind too much!

Here are some pictures of our greenhouse and lovely seedlings this year:

We're already hardening off our broccoli raab and some kale for early spring planting...

Here we are thinning out the seedlings, that's a full cup of micro basil, yuuummm....

No comments:

Post a Comment