Greenhouse and A Weird Giraffe

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Week one! We have an entire flat of seedlings! I am floored at how quickly they grew! I have a about a half a flat waiting to germinate yet and started another half today – mostly herbs and flowers and replacing veggies/fruit that damped off.

A friendship plant and a PINK hydrangea have taken up residency in my greenhouse. The pink hydrangea lead to a conversation with the kiddo about how boys can like pink and girls can like blue.

I also crafted the most ridiculous giraffe for kiddo today:

kiddo with giraffe

The greenhouse

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This is our greenhouse set up. It’s killing me a bit to have the light on constantly, but I have convinced myself that it will all equal out in the end….

Anyhoo. The set up. We picked up the greenhouse at Home Depot for $25, four flats of Jiffy Seed starter greenhouses and “plant” light bulbs for our clip on laps (scavenged from the studio.) We also stuck a heating pad in the greenhouse, not under the plants because it’s a people heating pad, not a plant heating pad. So, with the addition of the heating pad, the lights are keeping it about 70-72 degrees in the greenhouse.

Kiddo helped me plant about 5 seeds before declaring that it was “boring” and wandered off. I guess planting inside is not as exciting as casting about seeds outdoors. Oh well. She and I started two scarlet runner beans for her, so she can watch them grow. I will post photos of that later.

I’m pretty pleased with my little set up and getting excited to get out and dig in the garden, which is currently under another 5 or so inches of fresh snow. (Also it was 7 degrees outside when we left for school and work this morning. Boo.)