Once my husband finished putting my greenhouse together I was just a itchin' to fill her up. I love to rescue plants from the distressed rack. After a haircut and repotting, the Astra African Daisy, Osteospermum Astra Series Patented, is thriving.
Voltage Yellow African Daisy, Osteospermum.
My Diamond Frost Euphorbia that I was over wintering on the front porch was just about a goner when the greehouse was finished. A nice warm environment, some pruning and it's putting out some leaves and a few blooms.
I started sowing seeds beginning Dec. 30, 2010, I just couldn't help myself! Here we have Morning Glory Crimson Rambler, Cosmos Mixed and Green Envy Zinnia. Not pictured, tiny sprouts of Dame's Rocket or Wild Phlox.
4 Stock plants rescued for .50 a piece. After repotting and cutting back the sad blooms it has greened up and is setting some buds.
The only issue I have had thus far with the greenhouse are Fungas gnats. You know they lay their eggs in damp soil and the larvae feed on seedling roots causing damping off. I put a couple of containers of apple cider vinegar with some oil in them to attract the adult gnats, no adult gnats, no baby gnats. It works okay. I also am spraying the soil with Chamomile Tea, it seems to be helping and it smells so good in there. I am going to sprinkle some sand in the containers to trick the gnats into thinking the soil is dry.
The best defense against the Fungas gnats is good air circulation and letting your soil dry out between waterings some. Heck no I'm no expert! I have just been driving the employees nuts at our local nurseries with questions and burning up the internet with research.
All in all, I am having fun and learning a lot! I received this container for my birthday and have been working on it. Tall Dianthus, Dusty Miller and Blue Pacific Juniper. As you can see by the glare the sun was already warming things up this morning.
Today I am Thankful that I can plant seeds and bulbs almost year round.