Thursday, 6 May 2021

A Self Watering Greenhouse For Free.


Do you like my new greenhouse? 'Portugal'  my polytunnel is full to the brim with plants.  So I decided to make a new greenhouse for free or "nowt" or "nuffink".  It reminds me of how I use to propagate plants when I didn't have my polytunnel friend.

J  had gone shopping and I had run out of potting compost and I remembered I had a pile of well rotted fym which resembles soil.  It's also got a few stones in it.

Regular readers will know people collect plastic plant pots for me.  It's also stopping the plant pots ending up in the landfill sites.  So I half filled some plant pots with my homemade potting fym/soil  and split some of my perennials.  Then I topped them up.

You can see them in the picture above.  They look like they need a drink.  Don't we all.  Is it "tish" time yet? You know it is when you open a can of beer and it goes "tish".

You don't need a greenhouse or polytunnel to propagate new plants.  You can have an imaginary one for free like mine!




14 comments:

  1. That greenhouse will be OK until the next frost.
    No, it's too early for "tish" time...even for me!

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  2. It's 25 degrees in 'Portugal' my polytunnel this afternoon JayCee. The showers start tomorrow. So I won't need to water the plants in the 'new' greenhouse. I wouldn't mind some Sangria and sit out looking over at the bay. Cheers🍷.

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  3. "The Imaginary Polytunnel" by Dave Northsider sounds like a new children's book. Hell, if Princess Meghan can publish a children's book then so can Dave Northsider! His follow up books might be "The Magic Ring Pull" and "JayCee and The Australian Cage Fighter".

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  4. Great book titles YP. What About "The Emperor's Gardeners New Clothes/Greenhouse"?

    The blog post is a reminder to myself especially that you don't need to spend lots of money to make new plants. Old Mother Nature has been making them for free for ages.

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  5. You should see my imaginary garden! It's beautiful...

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  6. A virtual garden? I bet some software company has already invented it. Imagine a garden with no weeds or predators and it sunshines every day and it rains at night. I think I have just reinvented the garden of Eden. Thanks Mark.

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  7. Point number 1: I was puzzled by 'fym'. So as usual, I googled it. Suggestion: do not Google fym.

    Have you thought of building mini greenhouses from windows leaned against the foundation of the house or an out building.

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  8. I will take your advice on that one Debby. I have posted a blog on here when I made an homemade cold frame out of loose bricks, timber and an old shower surround. I once knew someone who made an homemade polytunnel and I have a polythene cloche. I think I I need another polytunnel. Yep.

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  9. Given the quantity of plants you're showing us, I would agree.

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  10. I think I am a plantaholic Debby.😊

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  11. There are worse habits to have!

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  12. Bahaaaaa...nope...you just keep writing, Mr!

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