My Greenhouse Trials and Tribulations

I have definitely struggled with the Greenhouse! I have never been much of a gardener; I am going to have to step up my game and help the soil make some food for us. I think I have mentioned in previous posts that I have managed to grow a lovely herb garden; maybe if we just eat herbs for the rest of our lives? Lettuce, spinach and chard grow well too. What I really want to grow is peas and beans and broccoli and cauliflower….oops, drooling on my keyboard now!
I was thinking my strawberry plants were growing well but Luke and I just had a vid chat, I’ve been away for a month now, and my poor strawberries are not looking well! I caught a glimpse of my lone blueberry plant which survived our evacuation and I was pleased to see it still looking very green and healthy. I definitely have my work cut out for me learning how to replenish the soil, what to replenish it with and how to keep the nasty little aphids at bay.
I do love spending time in the Greenhouse. In the Winter. In the Summer it is too hot! We have shade cloth for the front of the Greenhouse to try to keep the heat down in the Summer but I am hoping to find a heat tolerant … climber…that can provide shade for us.
In the Winter, the Greenhouse is where I cut the kindling for our fires. It, hmmm, brings comfort to be cutting wood, feeling it in my hands, smelling it, sometimes cursing at the knotty bits, and to be amongst the greenery of the living plants.
And that is sorta, kinda all I know about Greenhouses!


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