Friday, April 15, 2011

My Indoor Zippered Greenhouse! LOVE it!!

You may remember me talking about greenhouses last month, well, I bought one.  No, not one of those lovely larger outdoor beauties (I WISH), but an indoor zippered greenhouse with shelves.  They have them at Big Lots for $20.  Here it is with my starters going strong:



And HERE is my heirloom tomato plants growing heartily!  If it looks like there's too many in each cup, that's because there is.  We gardeners sometimes plant more than one seed, just in case one doesn't germinate, then 'thin' them.  Well, I hate thinning...not because of the work, but because I HATE throwing perfectly good plants away.  So, tomorrow my bestie is coming by with her starter cells, and as I thin the weeker ones out, she's going to plant them into her flats.  This way, none will go to waste!!  I HATE waste!!  Don't they look lovely?!  They're gorgeous!




8 comments:

meemsnyc said...

OMG, Lucky! I have never seen a Big lots around here. How great that this one is only $20. Such a great bargain. Jealous!

Garden Hoard said...

Very cool! I didn't know that Big Lots had them. My dad got mine at Aco Hardware. I love it! http://www.gardenhoard.com/2011/04/a-new-composter-and-mini-greenhouse/

LisaWeidknecht said...

Following you here too! :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Debbie, I came to your blog after reading that your neighbor hates your yard. My next door neighbor is kind of a friend, but we are very different from each other. I'm pretty sure she hates our yard, too. She hates it that I like the garter snakes being around. Recently she mentioned she no longer feeds the squirrels because they are digging up her yard. She had just had someone dig an area out and plant grass seed. Here, I had gotten all excited because I thought she was planting flowers there. Today, she said she is no longer feeding the squirrels or birds because of all the baby mice that it draws. They aren't even afraid of her. She was looking toward our feeders, at one point. I'm sure she wants us to stop, too. I can't put any of this in a post on my blog, because the neighbors across the street read my blog sometimes, and they would tell her I was complaining about her. We are planning a new planting area in our front yard, and I am not going to scrap my plan to put a pole with feeders on it. I hope you don't mind me coming her and venting, even though I don't think we've met before. You never know, though. I'm pretty scatterbrained. Have we met before?

Oh, and I like your greenhouse. I have some seedlings that are starting to get stunted because I should have put them in bigger pots by now. I did thin the plants to one in each, but since I had some seeds that didn't come up, I put some of the ones I pulled out into those. I hope yours all make it.

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

How fun! Can't wait to see them when they're grown!

Thanks for hopping by! Returning the follow!
Great site!

Mommy Head said...

I wish I had the patience and ability to grow stuff ;)

Thanks for stopping by for the hop! Came by to follow and return the favor

Pinching Abe said...

Coming by to follow back :) I followed your other blog on the blog hop yesterday. Thanks for letting me know about this blog too.

I wish I had the space to do this. Maybe some day :)

Debbie Hewitt said...

thanks all that responded. I love my lil greenhouse too. Gardener Sue, I don't blame you for being aggravated about that neighbor, and feel free to come here and vent any time you want! I'm not sure we've met before on the blogosphere either...like you, I get pretty scatterbrained too...I blame it on society, lol. That old man hates that I feed squirrels too, so I put the squirrel feeders on the tree that's only a foot from his precious white fence, that way the squirrels run up and crap on his fence on their way to have a bite at the feeders, lol He also told me a few yrs ago I didn't need to be installing 'no damned garden pond' cuz 'it brings in critters and I ain't puttin' up with that!' he went on to say that skunks and possums and raccoons would be regular visitors, rofl. huh? really? critters? skunks? really? that lil ole 50 gallon garden pond by my front porch? I've now had it installed for about 4 years and the only critters it's brought in have been some lizards and frogs to eat the gold fish, not even one snake has dropped by, nor a mouse. The only skunks, raccoons, or possums I've seen have been dead ones on the road. He's an idiot. Why is it that there's always one of those crappy cranky crotchety old contankerous (or however you spell it) neighbors in every subdivision? and that I seem to be the one that ends up near them? ughhh

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