And this has not been any easy task with recent temperature fluctuations.
One day 80 degrees the next 15 degrees.
So, what I discovered was this-
What this little Green house lacked in shelving
and anchors it has made up for in maintaining an interior temperature of a
balmy 65 degrees, when the outside temps were in the low teens.
With these wickedly cold temperatures,
it was imperative to keep the greenhouse warm so the seedlings and fragile
plants would not freeze.
Our solution to keep the temperature moderate in the Greenhouse was an
electrical portable heater.
We ran an extension cord from the garage to the greenhouse, and through the
tiny space above the door the extension cord fit through.
We placed the electrical heater on the floor of the greenhouse and set it on 80
degrees and it ran and ran for two days and two nights.
Other gardening friends had suggested putting Christmas lights in the
greenhouse to add warmth-I just don't know how they would put out enough
heat to serve that purpose.
I think they would have been very decorative, just
not functional with the severe cold.
So many ornamental Trees were just beginning to blossom into colorful
Spring glory when the wind, cold and frost arrived.
So sad to say all of these gorgeous pink blossoms are now a dreadful brown.
As are these puffs of white.
But things were going well in the greenhouse with constant heat for
two days and constant watering, as the direct heat dried these little pots
out very quickly.
Just counting down the days until these baby seedlings can be planted into
pots and into my garden.
Please Join Me~
Elizabeth & Co.
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