This month I was thrilled to find a solution (or so I thought) to my Garden Dilemma. Here I am, almost 4 weeks later and the mini greenhouse was almost a complete disaster. I won't say it was a failure because I learned a lesson. I did not plant according to what would grow best in this container, I grew what I wanted to plant.
Some of the seedlings required very little water and some regular watering. Several of the seed varieties did very well (mainly flowers) and others sprouted and then died.
Sunday morning I sat out on the patio transplanting the seedlings that had not died into 3 inch peat pots. Here's a tally...
French Breakfast Radish
Dark Purple Opal Basil
Danver's Half-Long Carrots
Grew just Okay:
Extra Dwarf Pak Choy
Atomic Red Carrots
Grew but Died:
Fine Verde Basil
Little Gem Lettuce
Several of the previous patio seedlings have now been transplanted into the garden, making more room for the greenhouse survivors. Last week I transplanted the Long Island improved Brussels Sprouts, Purple Top Turnips and German Giant Radishes into the garden. We've eaten all but one of the mature German Giant Radishes.
I will still use this handy greenhouse in the future but I think I'll stick with herbs and flowers. For now, I'll suffer with an extremely messing patio. Thank goodness for a loving and understanding hubby!