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Growing in the greenhouse
« on: Dec 14, 2011, 12:50:40 PM »
I am proud to say that I have butter crunch lettuce growing in my greenhouse and a few tomato plants have broken ground.  I have to admit though that it has been unseasonably warm and in all actuality I probably could have grown them outside but it will get cold sooner or later and they'll be safe. 

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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #1 on: Dec 27, 2011, 10:14:33 PM »
We had a salad from the green house butter crunch lettuce.  The tomato plants are growing - slowly - but they're growing.

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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2011, 01:04:58 AM »
That is wonderful, Sheri.
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2011, 12:58:26 PM »
that's great sheri!  eat some for me!!
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2011, 09:44:00 AM »
It's actually been so warm I could have probably grown that lettuce outside but it sounds so fancy to say "growing in the greenhouse."

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2011, 09:17:37 PM »
It's actually been so warm I could have probably grown that lettuce outside but it sounds so fancy to say "growing in the greenhouse."
i like the sound of it too.  and while the days have been warm enough, i know you have to have had some nights like ours that would have froze the lettuce, so the greenhouse is good.
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2012, 06:56:21 PM »
Well well well.  Everything in the green house looks pitiful.  I suppose from those few cold nights we had last week and I didn't even think about turning on the heat.  But the volunteer petunia is going strong.  How is that possible.  Right out in the weather.  Not even close to a tree or shrub for protection.  Mother nature.

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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #7 on: Jan 18, 2012, 06:40:42 AM »
That sucks, hopefully you'll be able to salvage some of the things.

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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #8 on: Jan 18, 2012, 07:43:30 AM »
Poor Johnny won't get any fresh salad.
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #9 on: Jan 18, 2012, 10:21:48 AM »
maybe these few warm days that are coming will help you out sheri.
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2012, 07:16:09 PM »
Oh I'm not upset over it.  Bonnie should have told Johnny to remind me to turn on the heater.

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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2013, 04:01:39 PM »
I planted lettuce seeds in the greenhouse in November and over the weekend this is what I harvested.  Still got some growing.


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« Reply #12 on: Feb 13, 2013, 04:30:46 PM »
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2013, 09:59:16 PM »
i guess i'm going to have to plant some lettuce.  what kind is that sheri?
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2013, 11:51:42 PM »
it's butter crunch.  I love it.

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« Reply #15 on: Feb 14, 2013, 04:37:21 PM »
i will be putting it on the "to grow" list, it looks really, really good.
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #16 on: Feb 14, 2013, 07:17:30 PM »
Once you eat it you'll never be happy with store bought again.   Do you have an all year farmers market close by?  The one I go to is where I first found this.  A lady grows it all year long in her green house.  She sells it for $5.00 a head.  They're small heads so it takes 3 for us to have a bowl of salad that will last more than one day.  It saves me a little $$$ when I can harvest a few heads myself.

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« Reply #17 on: Feb 14, 2013, 07:54:48 PM »
We do but it is awkward to get to and I've never been there. I have to find the seeds now.
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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #18 on: Feb 14, 2013, 08:09:43 PM »
I get my seeds at Lowe's.

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Re: Growing in the greenhouse
« Reply #19 on: Feb 14, 2013, 10:40:36 PM »
gotcha!  i'll go there tomorrow when i get off work. it is literally around the corner from the library.
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