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Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

So one of my projects for this month I have off work is to reburbish my green house including a tank for tilapia I will be posting some pictures so. My raised beds came today.

 

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

Good for you!  How big is your greenhouse?

My entire garden is outdoors at this time.  I have plans to build a greenhouse as soon as I find someone to lay concrete in my backyard.  Many of the concrete landscapers where I live are backed up on projects.  COVID has given everyone an idea to redo their yards and plant a garden. 

Speaking of which, it is time to stock pile seeds before they are gone! 🙂  Last year was the first time I experienced not being able to find seedlings and seeds at hardware stores or online well before the Summer began.

 

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hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

14 hours ago, SummerGarden said:

Good for you!  How big is your greenhouse?

My entire garden is outdoors at this time.  I have plans to build a greenhouse as soon as I find someone to lay concrete in my backyard.  Many of the concrete landscapers where I live are backed up on projects.  COVID has given everyone an idea to redo their yards and plant a garden. 

Speaking of which, it is time to stock pile seeds before they are gone! 🙂  Last year was the first time I experienced not being able to find seedlings and seeds at hardware stores or online well before the Summer began.

 

It's 8X12 and hasn't been used much. I was growing Orchids when I got it but a virus got into the green house and every thing died, If you are look for an easy green house to put up. Look at Rion greenhouse. I goes together like a box of leggos and is pretty sturdy.

As far as stock piling seeds goes. I just pulled out my survival seed box and I will be planting it this year. I rotate my seeds every 5 years. You can get great seeds from MYPATRIOTFOODSUPPLY.COM They have veggies, cullinary and medicial herbs. 

Hppy

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

1 hour ago, hppygr8ful said:

It's 8X12 and hasn't been used much. I was growing Orchids when I got it but a virus got into the green house and every thing died, If you are look for an easy green house to put up. Look at Rion greenhouse. I goes together like a box of leggos and is pretty sturdy.

As far as stock piling seeds goes. I just pulled out my survival seed box and I will be planting it this year. I rotate my seeds every 5 years. You can get great seeds from MYPATRIOTFOODSUPPLY.COM They have veggies, cullinary and medicial herbs. 

Hppy

Nice size.  I am planning on a 8x12 or 12x12 once I complete my concrete laying project.  I have to have it custom made, however because my area experiences winds of 75-90 miles per hour on occasions. 

I grow everything. 🙂  Herbs, trees (fruits and nuts), roses, and small veggies, annuals (I have a flower bed and pots), and succulents.  I need to set up a raised bed for bigger veggies (pumpkins and corn) and set up a place on my front porch to hang ferns. 

This week I need to fertilize everything to take advantage of the rain as well as start planting squash and tomato seedlings outdoors.  I am still growing kale and peas from my Winter plantings (bugs are still hibernating).   

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

On 2/3/2021 at 3:52 PM, hppygr8ful said:

So one of my projects for this month I have off work is to reburbish my green house including a tank for tilapia I will be posting some pictures so. My raised beds came today.

 

To give you an idea of what I was doing, this is the before picture! Oh and I found out I need a permit for the fish because they are considered and invasive species that could overwhelm our lakes and rivers if they got loose. From what I have seen from the fresh water fishing report they are already here!

The next picture is with the greenhouse cleaned out and two cedar planter's installed and leveled. Now I just have to fix the watering system and setup my tank.

This whole pandemic thing has got me thinking about the sutainable yard. I read that in 1500 suare feet of yard you can grow enough plant based food to feed a family of four. I always like a good protien source as well - so possibly Fish, some chickens or some rabbits. I can hunt and forage for the rest. In the proper season of course. In my part of So Cal it rarely gets cold enough to freeze so with some planning we can grow year-round.

 

 

 

 

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amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC.

I'm so impressed & envious of you agriculturally inclined individuals.

I don't have the physical abilities to do gardening - kinda hard to do anything holding on to a walker with 2 hands!! I'd like a lemon tree, fresh rosemary and a tomato plant or 2. It's only me home and even cooking is a chore. I'm prob a last holdout for any environmental garden/landscaping in my condo community. (DIRT and SNOW are 4 letter words to me!!) :))

But if you have any overflow ....

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

If you have a window with good light exposure I could give some tips on an indoor herb garden.

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC.

hppygr - Don't have easily accessible windows and the best-est lite source is my coffee table getting its lite from overhead skylites.

I have 1 potted plant that I struggle to carry a teapot to water it there. Fortunately, 'Florence' is one of those mother-in-law tongue (devil tongue) plants that can go forever without water! I sooo desperately need to repot her though.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

So I am starting planting today also purchased a Blueberry plant which will go in 1 corner of the greenhouse. I did purchase a pine apple that I am planning on harvesting seeds from. I am going to try the seeds in different growth mediums to get them to start.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

Did some planting today in the green house: Tomatoes, peppermint, Okra, Cilantro, flat leaf parsley, Geovanese Basil, and Oregano. Also a bare root blue berry plant, Took a picture of new leaves on my apple tree I planted a couple of weeks ago.

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NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

I'm lucky to have  Miller Greenhouse   6 blocks away to pick up prestarted veggies, flowers, Easter lilies and Pointsetia's.   Grew tomatoes in foam drink coolers so I could move around in driveway to maxamize sun exposure --like my Daddy did until backyard ground  prepped for plantings.  Well oldest son who was gung ho on  turning over backyard plot for garden. got supplies, fencing --  but  petered out after his seeded veggie plants died.

Bamboo stakes held up tomato plants well in cooler.  Herbs planted in clay pots by Chef son next to my parking spot still alive after our numerous snows.   Adding mixed lettuces this year to my driveway garden.

Enjoy your greenhouses.   Consider:

Fill your vegetable garden with heirloom seeds rich in Philly history

Philly's Bartram's Garden founded in 1728, is the country’s oldest surviving botanic garden --heirloom seeds on sale now.

Burpee Seed Co.,  once the nations largest seed company,  in my  area too.

Have fun.

 

SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 13 years experience.

On 2/21/2021 at 7:03 PM, amoLucia said:

I'm so impressed & envious of you agriculturally inclined individuals.

I don't have the physical abilities to do gardening - kinda hard to do anything holding on to a walker with 2 hands!! I'd like a lemon tree, fresh rosemary and a tomato plant or 2. It's only me home and even cooking is a chore. I'm prob a last holdout for any environmental garden/landscaping in my condo community. (DIRT and SNOW are 4 letter words to me!!) :))

But if you have any overflow ....

There are raised garden beds on stands for herbs and small plants.  This works well for people who need to modify their environment to garden.  I found out about them working in a facility that had an outpatient OT/PT rehab center attached, where there was a therapy garden for their patients set up.  I saw one on a popular online website and bought one for myself because I like the idea of not bending to care for herbs.  Also, there are grow boxes that are built like closets with shelves made out of aluminum and plastic to produce a greenhouse effect.  The grow boxes work well in all weather to include snow and also may make it easier for you to garden on your patio with a walker. 🙂

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