Sunday, February 24, 2008

Greenhouse Dreaming and Ramblings

My "Accidental Forcing" bulbs are thriving in my kitchen window. They seem to be quite happy which makes me quite happy. In other parts of the house I have set-up my greenhouse (hopefully in a better position than the "stock" photo from yesterday's post.) I have placed the greenhouse in front of my sliding glass door which gets the most light and sun of any room in the house. It's also a placement which should ensure pretty consistant temperatures.

Yesterday, I excitedly said that it was time to start pepper plants. However, I was mistaken. After checking my Storey's Basic Country Guide and speaking to a local farmer (he's a Farmer's Market favorite) I learned that I needed to wait at least until Mid-April. So, before rising from bed this morning I told my husband that although it may be too early for vegetables. It's never too early for annuals. I think he rolled his eyes at me. But how can I get a new greenhouse and not immediately start some seeds? It just seems wrong not to!

So today I turn my attention to deciding what kind of annuals I'd like to decorate my front porch with this year. Suggestions are welcome as always.


GardenJoy4Me said...

I am still so jealous of your greenhouse .. and YES ! .. it would be JUST WRONG not to get something going there .. annuals, my heavens ! there are so many to pick from .. how the heck are you going to keep it in check ?
I have no idea .. that is why your hubby rolled his eyes .. we both know you are going to go over the top ! LOL .. how about some marigolds ? portulacus(spelling) lobelia ?.. I have to stop now .. groan !
LOL ! Joy : )

Melanie said...

Wah, me too, I'm jealous of your greenhouse! Just yesterday I saw an advertisement for one locally that's on sale but I have no place here that gets enough light. Does the greenhouse come with a lighting attachment?

Anna--Flowergardengirl said...

I approve of the new location;) How about a few sunflowers? Hollyhocks? Alyssum? Impatients? Vinca? or my favorite--Cleome!

Anna--Flowergardengirl said...

I was here today--where were you? lol

kris said...

Hi CJ - I love your blog! I'm going to have to come back when I have more time and wander through more of it. Thanks for finding me thru Blotanical!!

I love your new greenhouse - what a perfect gift for a gardener. I'm so ready for spring - maybe a gro-lite and some seeds would help me make it through the next couple months! :) Your forced bulbs look VERY happy!!

Anna--Flowergardengirl said...

Are you busy with that Greenhouse? I was here again today!! Sending lots of sunshine your way.