[Homestead] Greenhouse on hilly lot
jeanne13 at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 17 21:18:36 EDT 2009
Jeanne, do you have a south-facing window where you could build out
and hang a planting box outside? Or, better, enlarge the window and do
a substantial window box? That would provide winter veggies and help
heat the house.
Yes I face the south and passive solar heat my entire house in the winter. My front yard is only 20 feet before I fall off the edge and down a hill. It is not in my budget to do what you suggest. It has been a dream to have a grow room, but in this economy and at my age of 74 I would not qualify for a loan and I do not really want one!. No side yards and only a 15 foot deep back yard. Will keep you all posted on how I do with the barrels in a raised bed with my flexible fiberglass rods and remay to cover the plants. My raised bed became full of roots from the forest, so I have gone to 21 inch by18 inch deep black barrels sunk into about a foot of dirt.
One great thing I have discovered is that the cats do not like the barrels so they do not use them for a bathroom like they did the raised bed!!!
North East TN zone 6
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