as of just today, part 2
Part 1 is linked at the bottom. It noted that the greenhouse furnace went on March 27th and aaalll of the seedlings, went out there the next day. This may have been the latest date for me to turn on that furnace in the last 10 years.
There's been some activity in the greenhouse since. Of course, there's been plant growth and I've now got all the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants (for example) out of their community containers and into cell packs. The earliest tomatoes are into 3ÃÂ½" pots. Other plants have required more room! More seeds were sown - basil, etc.
The greenhouse is FULL!
About a week ago, flats of some of the hardier plants were moved to the new hoop house/attached shed to spend the daylight hours. Actually, only some of the daylight hours since it takes as long as 4 hours into the day to get the temperature in there to about 50o! During the nights, those flats are back in the greenhouse - on the floor . . .
This morning . . . as of just today . . . I've got a heater on in the hoop house! Fan, too. There's only the rosemary which can shrug off the 33o where things started at 6am this morning. A dozen+ flats of snapdragons, asters, etc. will be showing up when I've got the thermometer to 50o!
Oh, I finished the shed insulation yesterday. The doors (2) were the last and I put foil backed insulation board on them. The walls and roof are insulated with fiberglass bats. I'd like to cover the interior walls with cedar boards (like the exterior) but haven't located some old fence boards for that purpose, yet. If I don't come up with some soon, the walls will just get the insulation board sheathing.
Here is a link that might be useful: as of just today, 1