Tuesday, 5 May 2015

I'm in desperate need of a greenhouse.

I've said in the past that I chose the flat I live in because of the three windowsills that are south facing and so far they have served me well, but there's only so much they can take. It's not considered ideal to have a plant in your bedroom, I've lost count as to how many I have in mine. Although I realised a long time ago, I really need to get a greenhouse soon. So much of what I have here I know I can't plant outside. This is my situation at the moment.

Basil, cayenne pepper, okra and even more

All lemon cucumber, apart from the sweet peppers
in the middle.

Pimientos de Padrón.

My Tomkin tomato plants and some sorry looking
Kohl rabi and aubergine.

The only windowsill left in the flat. North facing
with plum tomatoes, another sweet pepper and even
more pimientos de Padrón.
Now you see why I'm so desperate for a greenhouse. I have searched the internet and seen a few second hand ones that are within my budget, I just need to make room on the plot for one. That was my task this weekend. I was so keen to get started, that I didn't take the before shot.

It's not the clearest photo, but again I was pulling up excess plum trees with my hands. A Portuguese gentleman from a few plots away from me, who speaks no English, has offered to prune the plum trees I intended to keep. At least that's what I understood with me speaking my best Spanish and him speaking Portuguese. The proposed site for the greenhouse is between the raspberries and the plum trees. The raspberries I was given are now in, below is a clearer photo of them. Most are doing OK and starting to bud.

The parsnips are also starting to come up. I don't want to be counting my chickens just yet, but things aren't looking too bad. Parsnip crisps are back on the menu. After looking at the photo I took below, it seemed like my plot's getting bigger. Its always been the same size, but I'm claiming back a whole lot more now. The plot does look better when the sun is shining. Till next time and thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. Impressive collection of seedlings, and your tomatoe plants are huge (compare to mine). It's perhaps what happens when you (me)run out of windowsil space and have to put the seedlings in a green house-well, the nights are still cold.