Category Archives: greenhouses

A False Utopia

Now I do understand the complexity and necessity of the garden ecosystem.  I do.  But if I am being completely honest, a part of me was a little excited about the greenhouse possibly affording a somewhat more sanitized gardening experience. … Continue reading

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A Practical Elegance

Some of you will remember my aesthetically unpleasing yet wonderfully utilitarian apparatus from Lee Valley.  It was pressed into service again this year; for more information please click here. Here we have the crowd pleasing sugar snap peas alongside some … Continue reading

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The Advantage of Selective Memory

I had forgotten what back-breaking work it is to plant seeds-especially the tiny lettuce seeds that haven’t been pelleted (covered in clay).  They’re hard to pick up and hold in your fingertips-mine seem to disappear under my nails every time! … Continue reading

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Hurry up and wait

Having this lovely, empty greenhouse in my backyard has been a mixed blessing these last couple of weeks.  We’ve been plagued by electrical problems and I still haven’t been able to get it wired properly.  A lesson in delayed gratification … Continue reading

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