Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Greenhouse prep!

Yesterday I had help digging out for the new green house and for the bed that will run along side it and beyond.
All ready to go.

Well, not quite. I measured wrong and just came in from digging out another trench of grass 4 inches by 9 feet. Ugh. I'm sure the green house guys thought I was a signt, in my red flowered boots, grunting and digging!

They are assembling the frame now. Once they get the base in, I'm gonna run out and take a few more pictures!

9 comments:

tina said...

So exciting a new greenhouse! I put a small plastic one in last year and guess what, I too under measured. No big deal. It will be done soon.

Sheila said...

How exciting! I'm excited for you!

Gail said...

Diana,

You are jumping up and down with excitement, yet?

Gail

Diana said...

Gail - yes I am! AFTER I dug out all that darn grass!!! They are putting the wood base frame in right now. I just took some more pics to post later this afternoon!

Tina - it will be so fun. What all do you grow in yours? I assume you overwinter plants and try seeds? That's what I'm going to do.

Sheila - I know - this is my Christmas present - just have to get it before the weather gets cold!

tina said...

No nothing so fancy. Mine is only 5x5. Handy but hardly a greenhouse. I use it more for storage, hardening off cuttings and seedlings, and extending the season in the fall. I have a couple trays of cuttings in there now that do okay with cold weather. They are out of the wind and get the heat during the day, but nightime it gets cold. I can't heat it (or won't) so I still bring stuff inside the house, or garage or under the house for storage. If I had a big one and heated it I would use it to store the tenders like brugmansias, cuttings and all. Good luck with yours:) I can see where those workmen thought you were a total nut but we gardener get it!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

How exciting. Whooooo hoooo can't wait to see the progressive shots.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I look forward to seeing the finished product!

Diana said...

Tina - I planted my first Brugmansia in the wrong place - too much sun and am hoping to pot it in the greenhouse for the winter and then replant in more shade in the spring. Think that will work?

Lisa - Just posted more pics!

Robin - it won't be too long now. Tomorrow for the greenhouse, Monday for the bed on the side of it, too, but no plants.

tina said...

Usually brugs love the sun, but mine is in part shade and does well. Yes, the greenhouse will be perfect for it during the winter. I store mine under the house as they go dormant there and come out looking great. One big one is staying in the garden with a heavy mulch. Wish me luck! Obama won! McCain concedes!