Monday, February 21, 2011

Greenhouse Ballet

Our Greenhouse is small, very small. It is a conventional Quonset style house, uses a propane heater with 2 layers of poly, etc . There are several reasons for it's size: minimum space to heat, construction cost, matches our hoop house frames, as well as others.

We pack it. I mean cram it full of tray starts, flowers in crates. I've even considered using duct tape for ceiling attachments. I am kidding about the duct tape, but barely.

This all sounds great, small tight house which uses less gas which is good for our wallets and the environment and it's easier to manage as everything is all in one spot.

Now comes the tricky part. Watering. Luckily we are both skinny (even though we both eat like wolverines). It requires a dance somewhere between ballet and a halfback coming through the line of scrimage.

When our greenhouse is completely full, it sometimes require both of us to snake the hose through the house around crates and benches along our tiny walk ways. Motions have to be planned and choreographed to ensure nothing is broken, knocked or in general trashed.

We should sell tickets for cheap entertainment as some form of demented farm version of Cirque Du Soleil. Folks would of course have to sit outside and watch through the door as there is no room for them inside the Greenhouse.

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