Even though it seems like we have such a long growing season, and we really do, there are problems with growing some things due to the high heat. Tomatoes have to be planted early . . so early that they are often killed by a late frost, but if we don’t plant them early, it will get so hot that they will stop producing almost before they start producing. Mrs. Neighbor was telling me that she read that we should plant the largest tomatoes we can find in order to give them a good start and hopefully get a lot of tomatoes before the temps get too hot for them to do well. None of my tomato seeds sprouted because they just didn’t have enough light so I’ve been asking for greenhouse. I wanted something that was small enough that I could just start some seeds to sprouting . . even a nice cold frame would have been sufficient.
Yesterday when Vince went to meet the bull dozer man at Tractor Supply, Vince was looking at the little greenhouses they have in there. We had looked at them and decided they weren’t sufficient to hold up to the sun/wind here but he asked the lady if they ever got in any better greenhouses. She told him that they did have a better one. Someone had special ordered one and they accidentally sent two and it had been in the back for a while. Vince got a great deal on it . . you know Vince!
All I really need is a place to keep my lemon tree alive and sprout my seeds so this is more than adequate. We probably won’t even set it up til next winter, just before spring. The winds are so bad here that if we left it set up year round, it wouldn’t last long but we can set it up in probably late January or early February and get my seeds going. We’ll keep the lemon tree inside but put it out there when we set it up and that will give it lots of sunshine for blooming.
Maybe Vince will see how useful it is to have a small greenhouse and he’ll build me a real greenhouse! For now, I’m happy as can be to have this one.