Last weekend, as the cold and rain and snow moved in, I buttoned up the greenhouse as tight as I could. Remember, this is a Hillbilly, throw-it-together-and-adjust-as-needed, Greenhouse so buttoned up is a relative term. In truth, I wasn’t holding out much hope that the plants inside would make it through the past week’s winter weather.

Today, once the temperature got above freezing, I bundled up in my winter gear to check on things and, hopefully, to harvest a few carrots for tonight’s dinner.

Once in there, I was definitely overdressed! it was downright toasty. Everything was green and growing. Even the lettuce that got a haircut last weekend was re-growing.

It just goes to show you — things don’t have to be perfect to be good enough. I could have spent thousands of dollars on a “proper” greenhouse – well actually, I don’t have thousands of dollars for a greenhouse but that’s beside the point. Instead of spending all that money, I used what I had and what I have is good enough that I am harvesting vegetables in January!

The plants in the greenhouse are growing despite the winter weather
The Greenstalk is also thriving in the greenhouse

Yes, I did get the carrots I wanted and have some nice Split Pea and Ham Soup simmering on the stove.

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