We’ve ordered the greenhouse, hurrah! And paid for it (gulp!). As a result, in around six weeks a set of burly greenhouse installation people shall arrive and hopefully construct a haven of growing and knitting (yes, I’ve already made plans to get a deck chair in there with my radio so I can sit and knit and contemplate the world whilst willing my tomatoes on).
As a result of all this, and the sudden improvement in the weather I am spending the next couple of days in a frantic haze of preparation. All the junk that is littering the patio has to be sorted and cleared and I need to get planting if I want things ready not only for the greenhouse, but the raised beds. The gradual increase in light levels and temperature mean that it’s finally time to get more things in the propagator trays.
The advent of the greenhouse has made me somewhat more ambitious in my choice of plants this year, so not only am I going to be trying again with aubergines and tomatoes, but I’m going to attempt melons and cucamelons. Who knows how this will all work out, but you never know until you try.
I hope you’re all managing to get into some sunshine this week, and if you have any suggestions for interesting crops to try as a novice greenhouse owner please leave me a comment and let me know!