Wednesday Gardening – Dresser Green House

but first a cat picture (because you can’t have too many cat pictures):

Boots kitty said, “Not now, I’m sleeping.”

The weather around here has been rainy, cloudy and cold so our plan to have lots of seedling to plant in April hasn’t been working as well as I’d like.  Turns out we don’t have a lot of windows with direct sunlight in our house and our seedling trays have been suffering.  We do have a skylight in a hallway and have moved a batch of seedlings there.  We should have purchased a grow light and heating mat in January. Here’s one batch on the dresser (tomatoes, peppers and some snap dragons for a little fun):

Seedlings under the sky light in the hall on an old dresser with me in the mirror not realizing I’d be in the picture too. I would have smiled if I’d known.

Another bunch is in the cat room, while some things that can take colder temps are already outside.

Our yard isn’t that big and we’re doing a lot of stuff in planter boxes and pots.  We do have a very large drive way (four cars) and we’re using part of that for veggies.  Using some scrap wood I had we build this for beans and corn:

Beans in a raised bed on the driveway. We have corn seedlings to plant in the back row.

Well, that’s what we’ve been up to during our shelter in place time.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Wednesday Gardening – Dresser Green House

  1. Kitty-kitty!!!!
    Wait. Where there plants in this post too?

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  2. Boots kitty is so cute! We’re starting our seedlings, now, too, and have a few outside. We’re still getting frost just about every night so we can’t leave anything out, but spring is coming! Stay well… 🙂

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    • She’s my kitty. Most of our seedlings are doing fine, March turned out to be colder than expected so some aren’t doing as well, but we’re hoping for a bit of spring next week.

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  3. Christi says:

    I feel your pain regarding the window issue – last year my seedlings were terrible. I considered getting a grow light, but wasn’t sure I was that invested. Your raised beds look nice!

    Our shelter-in-place begins tonight at midnight.

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    • It’s strange – we have plenty of light in the house, and lots of windows. Only a couple on the south side get any direct sun. I think I’ll be investing in a grow light for next season. Today I’ll be in my third week of work from home. Stay safe out there.

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  4. We need some nice weather to get outside and get our garden ready – we do plant veggies every year.

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  5. lorieb says:

    I wish I could say I have been gardening in this social distancing phase, but still too cold here. I too (with the help of my 2 yr old granddaughter, before we couldn’t visit anymore) planted some seeds indoors. Stay safe!

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  6. jfwknifton says:

    Hope you are doing OK. I was told this evening that the virus is perhaps getting in through the eyes, so put on your biggest 80s glasses if you still have them!!

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  7. PiedType says:

    Talk to those seedlings! Tell them you’ll make it all up to them when it gets warm outside..

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  8. pommepal says:

    I think lots of people are taking up gardening. I went to the local garden store to get my seasons veg seedlings and they had sold right out…you’re making a very good and productive start, well done👍

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    • We this year we did a combination of buy some seed packets from the local store and buying a few more exotic things on-line. I’ve been seeing a lot more people at our garden center.

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  9. Smart man. I’m sure people with properties are rethinking their landscapes. Stay healthy and safe.

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  10. dfolstad58 says:

    Boots is awesome

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  11. Looks like you are making the most of your time.
    Be safe.

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