I think I’ve just found the new title for my gardening posts. This post will also explain the title. DH and I are talking about building a PVC greenhouse in the backyard this year to extend the growing season. We’re still weighing pros and cons. Went and looked at some supplies last night. It would be cheaper than buying a commercial one. Heck why spend a few thousand when I can get a larger greenhouse for a few hundred. I need something functional and movable at the moment. Something I can fit my existing “greenhouse” shelf into and still have room to place pots along the walls and back. Maybe even put in a few movable raised beds.
Ideally, down the road, I’d like something bigger than what I need so I can grow into it. Something more permanent. Something with solar fans for temp control and a small ceramic heater for the colder months. Maybe even work in a drip irrigation system. A longer growing season would be heaven for the vegetables and me. Not to mention my herbs would likely thrive in that environment. So in the meantime I’m going to read up on greenhouses to learn what we need to know. But like I said — at the moment, I’d like something bigger than what I have just because I’ve got SO much going on with plants in the summer months (usually – I took the 2 deck building summers off).
On that note – the writing is coming along slowly but surely. The problem with this second OTS mystery is it’s coming out in scenes. Grafting them together has been tougher than expected. ::groan:: But that’s the way it goes sometimes. The scenes themselves flow beautifully. Go figure. I still have a lot of story to tell. I should probably get off the net and get busy writing. Deadlines are creeping up and I’m daydreaming. ::sigh::