I’ve been busy scrubbing the concrete floor of my greenhouse,
getting ready to
plant. I snagged a few tomato plants, and got a packet of peas, ornamental gourds,
and will probably get some already-started herbs.
I had to scrub the mildew and mold off the concrete, 'cause there wasn’t sufficient drainage.
When hubby and I poured the concrete, (now, that’s a backbreaking job!)
we forgot to make it slant towards the drain.
By the way, if you’re wondering why a concrete floor in a greenhouse, one word: Florida.
I tried many times to grow vegetables, without using pesticides, and it was useless.
I never use pesticides on the grapefruit trees, I use ladybugs.
As for my home grown veggies,
the bugs ate my vegetables every time. Overnight, sometimes.
So, the floor is a perfect barrier. No snails, caterpillars, worms, or bugs to chew it all away.
The pollen here is really thick! All over everything! The DOG, even has yellow
places on her white fur! The robins are in my back and front yard, now, digging at the
lawn, making little holes all over the lawn, chirping and hopping around.
I went to Lowe’s today, and got some empty hanging baskets, and then, some
petunias to put in them. Some pink wave petunias, http://www.gardennj.com/wave_petunias.htm
some purple petunias, and some white ones. Oh, also got some tulip bulbs from walmart,
for only 60 cents each. If you look closely, you can get 2 tulips in one container, for the same
Do any of you have a greenhouse, and what do you like to grow in it?
Any gardeners in here? What flowers and vegetables do you grow?
Any problems with insects? It’s AWFUL here! Bugs like crazy!
I have a garden out front with milkweed, for Monarchs, lots of lion’s ear,
and mexican sage bushes,
(not my lawn, but good shot of how HUGE these get!)
Here’s my m.sage:
which attract skipper moths, these little hummingbird moths, and butterflies.
Plus I plant verbena, gaillardia, buddleia, and phlox.