I’ve been posting about the little greenhouse we’re putting up to use as a season extender. We live in the shadow on the north side of a hill in a temperate rain forest. To date, there hasn’t been a long enough growing season, enough sustained light or hot weather to produce a decent tomato. My Mom graciously gave us a greenhouse kit for Christmas and my husband started putting it up last week, during our first patch of sunny weather this spring. It’s a 4′ x 6′ Exaco EasyStart that we bought through WoodlandDirect.com. It was shipped from Texas to Washington, then I dropped down below the border to pick it up, thereby saving myself cross-border brokerage fees and shipping charges. We are setting it up pretty much opposite our front door, which faces west. This spot gets the most light, except for where my raised bed lies. I promised Mom I’d get a dwarf lemon tree and, besides that, I intend to grow tomatoes and peppers, red, orange, and yellow. Will start seedlings to transplant outdoors, too. It’s small and in proportion to our tiny cottage. The greenhouse has a heavy-gauge aluminum base, coated aluminum frame, and polycarbonate panels. It will have louvred windows for cross-breeze and is embellished with Victorian-style finials across the roof ridge. We’re happy and thankful! After this project, a new covered porch is next….
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