It’s almost planting time! I LOVE Spring! I know it’s not officially here, but the weather outside is teasing us with the warmth of months to come. I’m really looking forward to working in the garden and watching our little plants grow into food-producing vegetation. We always grew the majority of our plants from seeds planted directly into the ground, but tomato and pepper plants need to be started inside due to their long growing season. Last year, we discovered a great tool to help us keep our seedlings healthy. A mini greenhouse. This one is 5 feet high, has four shelves and my husband put a growing light inside as well. We keep it next to the only south-facing window we have and check on the babies daily.
As you can see from the condensation, it stays plenty warm inside. We bought a second one this year and plan on trying to grow lettuce year round. Not sure if it will work, but for the price, it is certainly worth a shot. We got ours at the Harbor Freight store. It was $29.99, but we had a 20% coupon, so we got it for $23.99. It’s quite sturdy and made with durable plastic. We’ve used ours for two years now and it isn’t showing any signs of wear.
I’m not here to advertise for Harbor Freight, I’m just informing you where we purchased ours and our results. If you can find one at a better price, or bigger, or more suited to your needs, by all means go for it! I’m just trying to plant the seed in your mind (get it? hahaha) that maybe a mini greenhouse can help you get a jump on your own garden. Happy growing!