Easter Weekend the greenhouse got a bit of a make-over. Of course, I was working the entire weekend, so wasn't able to help hubby out, but once I explained where I'd love to have some work done, he got creative & inventive!
One of my concerns with greenhouses is the potential for lack of pollination. I usually open the door when the plants are in bloom & I stabbed a few nasturtium seeds in with the peppers in the hopes of luring the pollinators in greater abundance.
I hope this works as I've never grown peppers before!
On the complete opposite corner, hubby built some more shelves & these will hold mainly basil. I've found that the basil loves the greenhouse, but prefers a shade cloth during the hot months. I'm going to play around with them a bit this year as they actually do not really attain great size (which is why I need to grow so much). I've got a few flats of flowers that I'm holding onto til the weather settles a bit more.
During my photo adventure this day, we were continually bombarded by hail & it was quite thunderous on the greenhouse roof while I was inside.
So, after I finished reorganizing the greenhouse (found out I ran out of 1 gallon pots already!!), I decided to plant 2 of my tomatoes. For some reason, I thought that the tomatoes in pots in the greenhouse would grow quicker than the ones in the house. Boy, was I wrong!! The ones in the house were almost twice as tall as the ones in the greenhouse. Now I have to wait for the radish & salad greens to be eaten before I can plant 2 more tomatoes in the greenhouse bed.
I've also got some peas that I'm starting to train up some twine. There are only 4 lines & I hope this works.
And this year, I will remember to stake the cages so that the tomato plants won't tip over later in the summer.