Monday, May 28, 2012
May 28, 2012 journal
The author of one of my greenhouse gardening books states: only a tiny percentage of hobby greenhouse owners actually grow in their greenhouses, rather, they are used only for starting plants and extending the season toward the end. However, in my opinion, difficulties aside, there is a great deal to be said for protected growing. Traditionally, in this neck of the woods, Memorial Day weekend has always been considered as the earliest date to safely plant annuals and warm weather vegetables. The above photo, taken on Memorial Day, illustates the obvious benefits of protected growing, as the plants are already well on their way to maturity and fruit production.
Ava, who's pink watering can stands ready for use, is anxious to start picking cucumbers to make garlic dill pickles. She can start tomorrow, as there is already enough cucumbers for a small batch, and it is not even June yet.....
Protected growing, ya gotta love it.