I've recently learned that gardening can be a year-round prospect, that some vegetables actually prefer or need to be planted in winter. We've got some lettuce sprouting here at Casa de Crazy, as well as carrots, peas, and (hopefully) spinach. Without much sunny window space, we're limited as to what we can do in here, which leads me to a long-held dream: Greenhouse.
Now, I wouldn't turn my nose up at a simple little stand-alone like this:Or its somewhat bigger brother:
Or, if we're dreaming big, something like this:
I know, I know...dream on.
This is Casa de Crazy in July:
Don't let the shade fool you - the front of this house gets fried all day long. I shot these pics late in the evening!
To one side is a nice little spot for a green house:
Right where the trailer and red car are sitting, I figure I could have a respectable little structure, either attached to the house or free-standing...and it would already have the level concrete foundation! Bonus!
However...while crawling around in the Blue Nowhere drooling over greenhouses, I had a thought...why not on the front of the house?
Attached to the lower storey, where those two windows are? Something like this:
Yes, I'd have to level some ground, and yes it would take away some outdoor growing space...but imagine how awesome it would be!
For now, it's windows and doors and any little bit of sunlight we can find...but I don't mind dreaming in green.
How 'bout you? Keen on a greenhouse? What sort would you like to have?
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