March 23, 2008

The Greenhouse Is Go. . .

Posted in Gardening tagged , at 9:07 am by vicii

Yesterday I spent the day digging out the bed where my greenhouse was to go, moving the shrubs elsewhere and digging up part of the garden.  I had to pause several times due to the weather, and in the end I was actually constructing the greenhouse whilst it was snowing – still, it was all worth it as now it is up and ready to go.  All I have to do now is buy some potting compost (I already have my seeds and trays) then I can get ready to grow…

Greenhouse

March 17, 2008

Greenhouse – Part II

Posted in Gardening, Green tagged , , , , at 3:36 pm by vicii

I spoke to my dad about the greenhouse, and bless his cotton socks, he’s told me that he will buy it for me… this is great news for me since he’s buying me the £60 one – in fact he ordered it earlier today when I was around their and it should be delivered on Wednesday.  I had a subconcious budget of £100 to spend for all the stuff for my veg garden, and with him buying the greenhouse, this will reduce my budget considerably… thank you dad

Therefore, I plan to dig a plot for it tomorrow (all being well) since where I intend to put it currently has a flowerbed with shrubs, so I will need to re-locate those

March 16, 2008

Greenhouses

Posted in Gardening, Green, Projects, Simplicity tagged , , , , at 8:59 am by vicii

I am planning to buy one of these plastic greenhouses in order to propogate my plants this year, I was just looking at one of the simple affairs with about 4 staging shelves – however after checking out both the Woolies and Wilko websites I am now confused as to what to buy.  For a few extra pounds you can get more space (which will be ideal seeing as I’m planning to grow lots) but in Wilko there are about 4 different types to choose from; I can have a lean-to, a hexagonal one, a normal one, or the original mini one that I was planning on getting…

I have to go to the dentist on Monday so I think that I will pop into Wilko’s and actually have a look at them in store since there often have them on display.  Hopefully this will make my choice easier… Having said that I’ve just had another look and they also sell a greenhouse complete with staging (I would have to buy it in addition to the greenhouse otherwise) for £60 so I think this would be the best option as it will make best use of the space in the greenhouse.  Only £60 is much more than I was planning to spend however I have to keep reminding myself that I have to spend money on this in order to save money – if I don’t spend now to grow my own then I will be spending every week in the supermarket and the quality of the food will be inferior to what I can grow fresh!

Normally I can be quite impulsive, but I think I might check with my dad and see what he thinks.  However it would be nice if I could buy it tomorrow, since I have some seed trays being delivered next week (which I bought on eBay really cheaply).  Then I would just need to buy some potting compost and I can at last start to grow some food…. after all, I’ve been planning to do this for ages and really need to get started