Monday, June 16, 2008

Gone GREEN again...

After arriving home from our trip to Hamilton Pool Preserves... http://sluglines.blogspot.com/2008/06/hamilton-pool-preserve.html

We discovered a critter (more than likely a squirrel) had been digging around the garden.

Holes were dug in pots, and an Impatient was uprooted from the ground.
Between this, and the problem with birds stealing our tomatoes, I went online and purchased a small greenhouse (identical to the one pictured above.) Probably a pipe dream for protecting my vegetables, but I figured it would be less unsightly than having all kinds of netting and everything else draped over my plants.

The only thing is that I'm not sure how to maintain a greenhouse in sweltering central Texas. Today we hit 103 --- Imagine how much hotter it would be inside the greenhouse? Before I turned on my AC today, my house got up to 88. My pool water hit 80. What would a greenhouse maintain?

If anything, I'm hoping to be able to grow vegetables this winter and get an early start next spring...

1 comment:

Posh And Trendy said...

Sorry about your plants.. I know how fustrating it can be when you work so hard to grow something and some dumb critter digs them up.
Your green house might be just fine if you can keep the direct sun off of it. For winter months it would be wonderful.
Good luck and keep us posted.