Sunday, July 5, 2009

Greenhouse update

It's been a little over a month since I built this greenhouse and my wife is really enjoying it. Here are some pictures showing the changes and growth over the last month. The garden has really filled in around the greenhouse, and if you didn't know better, you'd think it was here for a lot longer. It is really neat to look back on the progress.

Not surprisingly, the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil have grown a lot.

Probably the biggest difference we have seen between our vegetables grown outside the greenhouse and inside has been the basil and eggplants. We have already harvested a lot of Thai basil, and the plants have already grown new leaves and are ready to be harvested again.

Lots of varieties of Thai peppers are doing great in the heat (see above).

The interior shelves and organization has changed a lot since I built the greenhouse, and this is by design. It is really nice having adjustable and removable shelving to accommodate a variety of tasks and also to accommodate plants as they grow. The tomato and eggplant cage above has replaced a shelf, but in the winter, the shelf will go back and the tomato cage will be replaced by a cold frame.


  1. Your greenhouse is so gorgeous, and I love the little "shed". Great idea.

  2. what a paradise! I want to move from new york to Montana righ now! Beautiful.

  3. Wow, David! I am totally smitten with the greenhouse~ Maybe that will be next on my list for Doyle to build me! I can't believe how well the plantings around it have filled out and all the goodies inside look happy too! You did an amazing job:-D

  4. Very cool. I just love the colors of your buildings.

  5. Thank you all for your compliments.
    Heather, a great book is "How to Build you own Greenhouse" by Roger Marshall, and also "Greenhouse Gardeners companion" by Shane Smith. Maybe get these books as gifts for Doyle to inspire him you build you a greenhouse!
    Thanks again,