Water, Bubbles and a sore thumb
My wish for a second greenhouse has still not been answered (bad Fairy wherever you are!). I have a fair number of tender plants which need to overwinter so I’m having to clear out the last of the Tomatoes Peppers and Cucumbers. Only the Chilli peppers will be allowed back inside. The two cucumbers ‘Silor F1’ have been brilliant, producing lots of 6″ fruit. I had removed most of the tomato plants before I went on holiday, taking the few green tomatoes indoors to ripen. Some of the Peppers and Chillies have been very slow this year but I really can’t afford to keep them if they are flowering and not fruiting. Why can’t the greenhouse expand when required, like a suitcase.
Once the plants were out I washed the glass inside and out and rinsed it off with the hose. Note to self – do not stand under the roof when spraying water, it ricochets back on a person in a very shocking manner.
Then came the installation of the bubble wrapping. This adds extra insulation. A sheet has been cut to fit each pane of glass and secured with drawing pins as it’s a wooden greenhouse. I calculated that I used 150-160 drawing pins. If I hadn’t been writing this post I wouldn’t have thought about it – but now I have I’m shocked! No wonder my thumb was feeling the strain by the time I finished, and my back for that matter. Finally the greenhouse staging was installed along with the fan heater.
The two Chilli peppers ‘Krimzon Lee’ look a little overwhelmed with all the emptiness. That won’t last for long. Tomorrow I’ll start filling it up.