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Our Little Greenhouse

Spring has finally arrived, which means gardening season will soon be here for us Northerners! To get a head-start on our plants, my husband built us a small greenhouse last year.

This year, he will be making some improvements to it, including adding a floor (we had a muddy mess last year) and replacing the flimsy poly plastic with more durable material. He also has some interesting ideas on heating our greenhouse. It is still cold and snowy right now, so our plants would surely die without some extra heat. I will post further updates on his progress in the next couple weeks. Hopefully, we can give others some useful ideas so that those living in colder climates can garden more successfully!

Spring 2010

Late Summer 2010

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