|my little greenhouse|
Today, I put together my cheap, little greenhouse. When I assemble anything, I read all the directions, lay out the pieces and count to make sure I have what the packaging says is included. Today, I read and counted. I looked at the exploded diagram. I was all set.
See the squarish thing above on the table to the left of the umbrella? Well, I put together several of those shelves and stopped dead in my tracks. That is not a shelf for this greenhouse. The tubes are the vertical supports between shelves, NOT the horizontal pieces to hold the grid shelves! Ack!
Putting the tubes into the plastic was difficult at times; taking them out was doubly difficult...sigh...so much for carefully reading directions. I finally got all the tubes out and things proceeded smoothly. However, the project became larger and less easily handled from a sitting position.
When I called exbf today, he had hit a snag with his taxes. He printed the wrong form and the library was closed when he returned for the correct form. So, I suppose my snag was less of a deal than his.
The frame went together smoothly after I disassembled it. Then, I had to dress it with the cover and zip it. However, I became overwhelmed with insecurity.
Now, what to do with it?
I know it is not warm enough for germinating seeds. But, if it were indoors in the winter it would be warm enough to germinate seeds. Now, I have to get seedlings to put in here. Will it be warm enough for seedlings? We are having 80s in the day and low 40s at night. With the bottom open, I think it will get too cold. I am going to put heavy plastic on the bottom shelf. I know this is for little plants, not seeds.
I am off the TSC to look at chicks and will put seeds in soil to germinate tonight INSIDE.
How do you use your greenhouse? How small can the seedlings be before their covered trays can go outdoors? I have never had this in between stage of a greenhouse before.