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My Gardening Venture

Posted on May 26, 2010

I am excited to start a new category here at my blog. In a effort to become more self-sustaining and frugal, I have started gardening. Of course when you live in the mountains and want to be successful gardening, you need a greenhouse. Well here is my new greenhouse. It was built from a kit and we finished it last weekend.

Here is my DH working hard on the greenhouse. I must say that he built most of greenhouse by himself and while it was a kit, it wasn’t easy to put together. The instructions were not very clear and he had to improvise quite often but he made it work and got my greenhouse built. Personally I think its beautiful and I am so proud of my husband building it for me.

Here are some seedlings I started in the house and moved out to the greenhouse. I’ve used recycled containers for my starts. The white buckets are recycled from my local bakery. I have my one big tomato plant in a white bucket as shown in the photo. I plan to transplant more tomato seedlings into the big buckets this weekend. We also will be building some wooden planter boxes for each side of the greenhouse floor area.

I will blog more about my gardening venture in the days to come. I will share my ideas, my successes and my failures as I explore the world of gardening. I will incorporate my recycling ideas into my gardening and will share my experiences as this gardening season progresses. Please feel free to contribute and help me as I develop my gardening skills.

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7 Responses to “My Gardening Venture”

  1. Derrick
    May 26, 2010

    Good luck with your new endeavor. We do a little gardening at home and it took us awhile to learn some tricks of the trade but both of my sons really enjoy it.


  2. Lynne
    May 26, 2010

    Good luck – home grown tomatoes are worth the effort!
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..knitting for charity =-.


  3. LOVE IT!!! I’m *trying* to do the same with gardening and have already experienced some triumphs and setbacks. I’m sure practice will only make it better!!! It’s an adventure, isn’t it? (((((HUGS))))) sandi


  4. Cherry Lane
    May 29, 2010

    Hooray for gardens! This is one of the only non-gardening blogs I follow, so thanks for bending to fit the theme. I look forward to reading of your adventures.

    Oh, and for more on recycling containers for seed starting, may I recommend http://www.wintersown.org for tips on starting seeds in mini-greenhouses made from milk jugs and soda bottles.
    .-= Cherry Lane´s last blog ..Black and White =-.


  5. Jane
    Jun 05, 2010

    Growing tomatoes is a good work. Good luck!
    .-= Jane´s last blog ..Dealing with back pain during pregnancy =-.


  6. Ladygoodwood
    Jun 05, 2010

    This is great!! You will have a super time planting and nurturing your own vegetables.

    I also do lots of ‘growing my own’ and my husband has just made me some smashing raised beds using old railway sleepers. Growing my own means we get organic vegetables and I use my own home-made compost too. We try to be as green as we can and reduce our carbon footprint.

    In England, most towns and villages have allotments. These are pieces of land rented from the local council and used to grow fruit and veg. Most allotments have a shed on them usually made from all sorts of bits and pieces. My grandads was made from an old air raid shelter and bits of floorboards.


  7. Legoman
    Jul 24, 2011

    That’s wonderful! After all, you never know what kind of stuff they spray on the fruits and veggies at the market. Have you tried a compost bin/ rotator? It’s a great way to keep the organic goodness from mixing with the toxic landfill, and it gives you the best soil in the world!



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