Accessible Greenhouse with seedlings growing

Last year, we tried our luck with a new accessible greenhouse and growing our own garden seedlings. I have to admit, we were not very successful. The lettuce did not grow well at all and very few seedlings sprouted and even those did not do well. So, we learn from our mistakes and try again.

If you are not killing plants, you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.

J.C. Raulston

This year, we added a higher quality soil and fertilizer, planted much earlier, and have been monitoring the temperature in the greenhouse.

Planted seedlings in our accessible greenhouse.

After a lot of research, we forgoed using the plastic seedling planter with watering tray and instead used biodegradable seedling cups burried in the soil. The idea is these would share moisture with the soil and be insulated by the soil as well to help maintain a better temperature.

Cucumber seedlings growing in our accessible greenhouse

Less than two weeks later and we have seedlings growing! At first it was the cucumbers, but now we have tomatoes and peppers starting to show. Our lettuce and spinach is also starting to sprout. We shall see how year two goes, but so far we are off to a much better start!

I love my garden, and I love working in it. To potter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation, I think. Just now my garden is like faith – the substance of things hoped for.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams
Accessible Greenhouse Year Two

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