The greenhouse seems to be working

The first test crops in the greenhouse are doing well, possibly too well – we’re eating lettuce every day to keep up with production (not that it’s a bad thing). The spinach and broccoli are doing great too, and we’ve just planted out a bunch of tomato, eggplant and chilli plants.

lettuce_in_greenhouse

In the middle row are some blueberry plants and a tray of rosemary cuttings from the last pruning.


2 Comments »

  1. Brenda Says :
    27 October, 2010 at 8:47 am


    Do you get much wind out there?
    here in wellington we’d benefit from a greenhouse, but I haven’t seen any that look likely to survive the wind and the occasional late hail storm (right into December).

  2. John Says :
    27 October, 2010 at 10:31 am


    We get more than our fair share up here. When the forecast is for gale-force winds in the Wairarapa we cop the 120km/h winds. We have the greenhouse pinned down with about 20 30cm pegs made from re-bar and only once has it looked like it was working them out of the ground in a big storm.

    The greenhouse is a Fit-Lock by W A Coppins – they do a bunch of different sizes and we’ve been really happy with the performance of ours (had it 7 years and brought it with us from Auckland).

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