21 February 2010
13 February 2010
Have had a good day, all in all. Got the new plastic greenhouse up - very impressed with it.
Hat tip: Argos / Homebase 'Versatile' Large Walk In Greenhouse £50 approx. (although got mine for £33)
Did some sowing - figured the greenhouse will give me a head start with the stuff I usually sow in March:
Decided to also lift some stuff I wanted to move to another place. So dug up the Leeks, Onions and Garlic - potted them on and will bring them on in the greenhouse too.
Laos did a quick job of amending the plastic roof-water collection system. Ran a pipe to the other water barrel - so in principle, both barrels should fill up at the same time.
So - with the new warm on offer and cover from frost - let see what happens.
If you are feeling nostalgic - take a look at the great Geoff Hamilton at work:
** as a geeky side note - this was filmed in 1996, a cool year. I am expecting/predicting this year to be similar to the temp/climate experienced in 1996 (average for 1961 to 1990).
Blurted out by.. Ben Scoble at Saturday, February 13, 2010
9 February 2010
Found another 'plastic' greenhouse for sale, a little bit larger (Size (H)187, (W)121 (D)185cm), that I will probably buy on Friday.
Exciting!! Will put in behind the smaller one I bought last week.
The idea is to have a totally covered bed for squashes, pumpkins and courgettes. So - a poly-tunnel on the cheap - should be total cost of £80. Ok not so cheap - but worth the extra heat for growing, esp. after last year's rubbish weather!!
Will update and post the results!!
Update: Bought it today! Got it for a bargain knock down price from £49.99 to £32.99.
Here it is - fully erected!
Blurted out by.. Ben Scoble at Tuesday, February 09, 2010