Friday, April 9, 2010

Earth-Friendly Friday - Gardening "Green" House

I’ve always wanted a greenhouse but with three kids and two currently in college…that dream will have to wait. But, I’m not a quitter and I never give up that easily. So, what’s a girl to do?

How ‘bout a bread bag?

“Huh?” You might ask.

Well, a plastic bread bag is the perfect growing environment for starter seedlings. I simply need to supply a little sunlight – which isn’t always EZ in Portland, Oregon, and a little water—heck, that one’s EZ-smeezy here in the Pacific Northwest. That liquid sunshine falls from our skies – nearly daily.

Anyway, so I’m creating my own mini-greenhouse and the results have been fantabulous! Just look at this Scarlet runner bean, which I have grown from a tiny seedling. This weekend I’m planning to wean this baby out into the garden. I’m just hoping we won’t have any killing frosts. When you grow these little guys, taking care of them daily, it’s hard to lose any to Mother Nature.

I’ll keep you posted on Scarlet’s progress.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Atta girl! My kids at church planted seeds in ziplock baggies. I told them to tape them to a sunny window and watch them grow!

adrienne said...

Cool idea! That sapling looks good and hardy.

I'm afraid the green stuff growing in my bread bags is nothing to get excited about...