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Wall shelves for plants indoor or outdoor
Monday, December 18, 2011
Shrink wrap comes in so many varieties. I like vinyl because it's so useful. However, it is expensive. Additionally, I also use balloons, Bubble wrap, wax paper, and even the cheap white paper that comes with the rice canning kit. I usually roll it up and set it on the floor. For someone who likes to give plants gifts, you can probably guess the purpose of the different types of shrink wrap I've mentioned. I like to wrap the plants in bubble wrap, so they don't have to be in direct sunlight, while I wrap the plants in paper or fabric so they can be left out on a window ledge or other location that is protected from the weather.
In the picture you can see my mango tree that is still in bloom.
Inside my greenhouse (the ceiling is clear so you can still see the bottom of the tree)
If you look closely, you can see the snow!
The second half of my greenhouse is colder than this one. I store the plants that are not being grown in this part of the greenhouse in this section, so I can bring them into the warm area to enjoy the sun.
This is part of a greenhouse that I've had since I was a little girl.
This greenhouse contains the most plants that I've ever had at one time.
It seems to be larger than normal ones that people are building these days.
You can also see the bloom of this plant in the background. It's a trumpet vine.
I've tried to avoid buying land for plants. I usually choose only plants that I can live with for a year.
However, I'm being talked into building my own greenhouse, which is going to be about 6 times larger than this one. I can grow enough vegetables to eat for 3 months.
Monday, October 25, 2011
I've started two gardens, and I'm just getting out of the weed infested jungle that was my garden this year. I'm looking forward to seeing the produce that I'm sure is going to come out of it. This picture was taken at the end of May, and you can see that the sun was starting to get hotter, and that is a good sign. I didn't water the garden for 10 days this year. Last year, I was too busy and would forget to water.
I grew two zucchini plants in this year, but I had one of the zucchini plants grow a flower. The flower looked like it was going to be red, but then changed colors and it became white, very early in the summer.
There were still lots of bugs, but they were smaller and did not bother me as much.
In addition to the weeds and insects, I didn't see many birds this year. It was hard to tell, but a few white finches came around. I think that I had better luck with the weeds and bugs this year.
I think that I'm going to grow strawberries next year. I'll probably grow the same type of strawberries that I've grown before, but I'll see how they do this year. I've always had a few fruit on my vines, but never more than one or two per year.
I planted 10 different types of peppers this year, and I think that I've got three kinds of peppers growing. My personal favorite kind is cayenne, but I would like to grow some bell peppers next year. I can't remember ever growing bell peppers. I've never seen anyone grow them, but they seem to do well in home gardens.
I've got my tomatoes growing in my greenhouse now. I've had three red varieties and one green variety this year, but I'm looking forward to getting some more tomato plants to have their time in the sun.
I'm saving some of the vegetables that are just growing for our supper. I put some of the onion and green pepper plants that are growing out of the ground in the back yard. I keep the vegetables that are in the greenhouse protected from the weather as much as possible.
I didn't have many spiders this year, but I don't mind that. They help to control the population of bugs that are out and about in the garden.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the crops from this garden next year. We'll see what kind of size the vegetables grow to and how well they do this year.
Thursday, October 14, 2011
A friend recently called and said that the climate in his yard is great for tomatoes, and it has made him hungry for more. I told him about some of the tomato varieties that I grow, and he decided to go out and buy some tomatoes for his kitchen.
I grew four different kinds of tomatoes this year. I used two different varieties for growing in pots, and I used two different varieties of transplants. It seems like a lot of work, but it was so worth it to have good tasting tomatoes.
Red delicious: This is the kind of tomatoes that you're probably used to. They are sweet and juicy. We planted red delicious in our new garden and it really grew well.
Tasty cherry: I only got to taste this one once this year. It has a great flavor. You can eat the tomatoes off the vine, or use them in salads.
Mercury: This variety is slow to mature, but I love the flavor of the tomatoes when they're fully mature. This is one that I used