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cropped-greenhouse.jpg¬†Lately, I’ve been dreaming of a greenhouse. Not sure if its because of our cool, Minnesota spring weather, or simply the idea of gardening under glass, but I’m in love with this idea.

But if I’m going to do this, I need a plan. Picked up a couple of interesting greenhouse building books – but am really intimidated. I just want a simple, easy to maintain glass house that let’s me grow seedlings early, and grow lettuce and cold season greens over the winter.

More to come.

What’s planting?¬† I just planted my tomatoes and peppers this weekend with my daughter. She;s a great help in the garden! Planted them deep, with plenty of sheep composted manure. I’m lucky to have a local sheep farmer nearby that sells his manure. For local folks, check him out dpguertin@comcast.net. 1 yard for $40. Rich, composty, clean garden soil. LOVE IT!

My potatoes continue to sprout through my piling. Its getting that I have no more dirt to cover the green shoots. I’m told I can harvest the early potatoes end of June. Yeah – can hardly wait!

Sugar Peas are up but not blossoming yet, and pre-sprouted beans planted last weekend are popping up string and sure. I planted three types of beans – a dry bean for winter soups, a green bean for summer eating and freezing and combo bean for eating and drying if I miss a few.

My lettuce (leaf and head) are up and s-l-o-w-l-y growing in this cool spring weather. My brocolli needs thinning, as do the baby carrots. Radishes too.

Yikes! Time to get into the garden!


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