March 6, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
I finally got the little greenhouse up in the sun room! That sucker required much more time than it looks, but it’s up and ready to roll.
I had gotten two of these little greenhouses, but one turns out to be big enough. Later, as the plants grow and the weather gets warmer, I might set up the second one outside, near the house (if I can secure it from any possible wind and such), to transfer them and maybe make the hardening off process easier.
There is no convenient heating in the sun room. It has a gas fireplace, but that really blows up our gas bill when we use it too much. So, the sun room is always very cold (honestly, I’m not even sure it’s insulated). However, if it turns out to be too cold and it doesn’t retain enough heat inside its plastic skin from the day, I can run a small space heater to sit inside the greenhouse and keep the temps reasonable. I would just have to keep an eye on the watering, just in case the forced hot air dries things out too much.
And, voila! Tomorrow, I will spend some time making my first batch of paper pots. I’ve got my compost and my vermiculite; I’ve got my seeds. Peppers, here we go!