Greenhouses need drains. The drain shown in this photograph is an ideal example of greenhouse drainage; because water can quickly be pushed into it. Sweeping water long distances across a floor can become cumbersome and dangerous as the floor becomes wet. To create a safer working environment, place drains every 3’-4’ feet.
The cold frame beds have been fully planted now. There are three beds filled with soil where seedlings and seeds were planted. The radishes have sprouted under just a week and the tips of the beets are emerging. Containers are planted in the last cold frame. Lettuce, flowers, and brocolli are growing in this cold frame. Seeds are also being started for May transplant into the garden.
Our team members are working hard to complete the new Cold Frame Greenhouse before the spring thaw. Cold frames allow gardeners to extend their growing season into early spring and late fall. If you’re interested in cold frames by Solar Innovations, Inc., click here and check back soon for completed pictures for our cold frame greenhouse.
In just a year’s time, our single Bromeliad (Bromeliaceae) produced seven sprouts, which we divided into seven separate plants. The new plants were placed into their own containers and transplanted into our tropical greenhouse.
Banana trees are wonderful additions to any tropical greenhouse and require very little maintenance (read a great tutorial here). We regulatory grow the trees, which produce delicious fruit, along the bank of our pond. The koi located in the pond provide excellent fertilizer for the tree. The trees do however require yearly maintenance Above, you can view the pruning that took place yesterday.