Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The hoophouse is done

I've got the hoophouse closed up. Carla came over this morning to help me move some of the larger logs for splitting. We got another 4 wheelbarrows done. Then we moved to the hoophouse and enclosed it with 6mil builder's plastic. A 10' x 25' sheet was just enough. I still need to trim about 12" from the other end.

The seed swap is also complete. I'll drop them by the Post Office on the way to work.

I am so glad that's over. Sixty-three participants sent 20 or more packs of seeds and private trades. Many days of sorting seeds had my vision going blurry at one point. But it's done. At least until they ask me to do it again next year. I'm not sure about that one yet.

It's partly sunny today, finally. It's 42 degrees.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your hoop house looks great Tom. Look forward to seeing pictures of it filled up this winter.

Seed swaps are fun, but I do feel for the ones that head it up, like you and Tracy in Cottage Gardens. She did it for about three years and that was enough. That's a lot of work and time, sorting and getting it all ready to go. It looks like you did a great job and I hope everyone is appreciative and thankful for your time and the seeds they receive.


Unknown said...

Your hoophouse is beautiful! Just think of how much fun you'll have filling all that space!

gld said...

Great job on the hoop house!

I wish you would send some of that energy to me.........I could use it.

I admire all you get accomplished.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

FlowerLady, the hoophouse will be filled over the next few months. I've been eyeing some bread crates next to a pawn shop on Main Street. I'm going to stop in soon and ask if they are for sale or if I could take them off their hands. I could stack them and so many more plants for a sale or my own use. As for seed swapping, it was a huge ordeal this time. I had done only one before, and it had 40 participants. I'll have to think long and hard before doing it again.

Tim, the fun will come when it's time to empty it. ;)

Glenda, I have to keep busy in the winter too. I've only got about 30 years left to garden, and I want to grow every kind of plant I can find at least once.