for fall planting and storage of plants for the winter. I am beginning to enjoy this greenhouse with each year that I learn from it. It's hard to enjoy one of these in my area in Texas, because of the extreme heat. It stays vacant from early May thru September. Because of this, ones that I know who also have these, do not enjoy them.
But I am finding ways to make it work. As most of you know,in late fall, I drape the whole greenhouse in plastic and then place a heater inside of the greenhouse for the winter season. This has worked so well in keeping my plants alive. In late spring, I tear off all of the plastic and remove the heater, and then open the windows and door. I really can't find a realistic way to use it in the summer. I also have problems with mice moving in and eating every thing.
How about you?? Do you have a greenhouse? What are your issues with it?
I have also began to appreciate container gardening more. It's funny. I thought that when I had acres of land, I would have acres of every thing growing on them. The drought, the weather and the critters have given me many challenges. With the containers, I have been able to control the weather elements and watering conditions................
and things seem to grow better..............
however, I have placed rubber snakes within the flowers and vegetables, because even the birds are raging havoc on every thing that I try to grow. So far, the rubber snakes have scared them away.......I might use them in the greenhouse to scare away the mice............will it work.........do you think???
I am thinking of raised beds out in the garden area next year, protected with fencing, and chicken wire over laps with the rubber snakes.
I really like the primitive and country look that the wooden containers give. The flowers and vegetables have a nostalgic look to them on the porches and patio.
How about you??
Do you like to plant in containers..............do you have critter problems?
I would love to hear!