My husband and I built an 8ft x 6ft flat-pack greenhouse over a Bank Holiday weekend in 2012. Making a proper start on the garden that year, I wanted to make plans and keep a record of our hard and not-so-hard work: this blog.
We have big plans for such a small space and have made progress so far without having to spend too much money. The greenhouse was a gift, most of our veg is grown from seed or plants swapped or bought at the locally. Seed and potting compost along with the odd pack of seeds we can’t resist is usually a local Aldi purchase. When the greenhouse went up, we had a huge hoard of plant pots and other useful bits and pieces that are still in use. Thrift is good!
The garden is an odd shape at the back of the house, with fencing on three sides and a corner of a neighbour’s garage jutting into it. The big plan is to work around any obstacles and grow some tasty food and lovely flowers and plants on a budget.
I’ve even learned how to deal with an overload of crops or disappointments like tomato blight: I can make a great piccalilli and green tomato chutney. As for the elderflower champagne…well I’ll leave you to have a look back at those posts or wait for news of the 2015 batch.
Happy gardening and greenhousing for 2015 to all the blog buddies I’ve made and to those I’ve yet to meet!
Thanks for reading!