I started two more flats of seedlings in my neighbor’s greenhouse yesterday. It used to be their in ground swimming pool, but they’ve drained it, tiled it and put a greenhouse over it.
I felt small standing in the center of it, imagining row upon row of plants, starts and seedlings–exotic plants that cannot be grown in this climate, but have a chance inside this magnificent building.
There is a business opportunity there as well. Working together, we could make a bundle selling starts, especially unique varieties.
There are two tanks in the middle that hold water and will be used to grow fish and eventually for an aquaponics system.
Aquaponics is a combination of two systems: hydroponics and aquaculture. Both methods use water to produce food or fertilizer–hydroponics for plants and aquaculture for fish and other edible water dwelling creatures.
I started two flats of seeds. Round 3 of tomatoes and jalapenos, and round 1 of broccoli (2 varieties) and cauliflower.
|Seed (see planting guide)||Indoor||Direct Sow||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3|
|Sweet Bell Pepper||x||2/18||2/24||NA|
|Sweet Ital. Pepper||x||2/18||2/24||NA|
Two flats of starts look like A LOT on my little basement table. But in this massive structure, my two flats looked positively puny.
Teeny tiny trays
Miniature and absurd
A laughable start
Swimming pool greenhouse! That’s so cool!
I know! They did a really good job worth it too.
Repurposing at its best!
It’s pretty amazing. I’m so glad they are letting us use it too.
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