This is the time of year I love going into the greenhouse. So much of what’s in there is coming back to life.
Not only are the plans starting to grow and bloom but the greenhouse is heavy with perfume from the hyacinth and citrus blossoms. A tomato seed must have ended up in the pot with the purple hyacinths and now there’s a tomato growing out of that pot too.
The lemon and lime trees are blooming. They all need to be repotted but I have hesitated to do it because the pots are going to end up too heavy for Vince to lift. We have to grow them in pots so they can go into the greenhouse for the winter so we’ll have to come up with a plan.
Even the tomatoes are all blooming.
The funny/weird thing is that right now, I have no tomatoes that are nearing being ripe. Lots of green ones. I usually don’t run out of ripe tomatoes but this year, I am.
There are small tomatoes and bigger tomatoes, but all are green.
There are several pots of lettuce at various stages.
The basil in the pots is looking ragged and tired but seeds have been dropped and are sprouting up to flavor our meals through the summer.
The bay leaf trees we added in early summer are now taller than my head. If they keep growing at this rate, they won’t even fit inside the greenhouse next winter! I can prune them back . . I’ll make sure they fit.
Look how pretty the sky is outside the greenhouse! Yesterday was wonderfully warm. We were out working in short sleeves. By dark, the temps had dropped into the low 40’s, the heater in the greenhouse was programmed to come on about 1:00 a.m. Several times Vince said “I think it’s going to rain!” but it never did. The wind was just blowing in the cold weather. The low tonight will be 23 degrees. I know . . way warmer than most of you are experiencing but still cold for us.