Re: [gardeners] Friday In The Garden

George Shirley (
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 10:30:23 -0600

Harry Boswell wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, George Shirley wrote:
> > It has been so warm here that, for all practical purposes, we have had
> > no winter. Our winters aren't normally severe anyway but this one has
> > been unusually warm and dry. The carrots, broccoli, etc in the winter
> > garden have outdone themselves with growth and the tomatoes that were
> > moved into the greenhouse when the first frost was announced are
> > producing a few fruits along.
> Been pretty warm just north of you, too.  In fact, yesterday our LOW
> was 10 degrees higher than our average HIGH for the date.  We have only
> had 4 days with a temperature that got below freezing at any point,
> and 3 of those were the ice storm.  I could have had a great salad garden
> had I planted the week before Christmas - since then, most of our days
> have had highs in the upper 60s to low 70s, most lows in the 50s.  But
> I know that our coldest weather often comes in February, so I've got to
> restrain myself.
> My F-I-L had a 4'x10' woodshed that sat up against his house, but he
> converted to gas 2 yeasr ago.  So, this week I moved that to my garden,
> where it will become the starting point for some sort of garden building.
> It may just be a potting shed, but I'm leaning towards adding on and
> making it into a greenhouse/garden shed thingy.  Gotta have time to ponder
> it.
> Harry
> Harry Boswell       
> USDA Zone 8 (Mississippi USA)
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My greenhouse is timber construction with corrugated fiberglas skin. Was at
Home Depot the other day and saw some really neat polycarbonate sheets, 46
inches wide by 12 feet long, fellow there said they were available in several
widths and lengths. Clear with a blocker built in to prevent to much UV coming
through. Had some that was shaded dark grey too, looked like the stuff would
make a heckuva greenhouse.