destination New Brunswick

Summer 2010

Posted on Thu 12 August 2010 at 11:00

Well yet again I have left months between blog updates, so where to start after such a gap?

Well Shane was building a little poly tunel. He got a little help from some friends and it turned into quite an interesting greenhouse type affair.

The Greenhouse taking shape.

The begining of August and everything is blooming.

So far we have had courgettes and strawberries oh and a few green peppers. The corn is almost ready. The tomatoes are just beginging to ripen, but we have had one type which have had some kind of blight and have gone bad on the plant before they got anyware near ripe. The chap at the Co op said it was some kind of desiese that was in them this year. So that was a dissapointment, but the little cherry tomatoes are coming through now.

Actually I started this update a few weeks ago at the begining og August and didn't finish it. Now we are at the begining of September and have loads of cherry toms and have had lots of courgettes from the two plants. All in all very good. the green tomatoes we are picking before they turn bad and have been making chutney...very Mrs Beaton!

We have had a very nice summer all told. the grass has jept growing steadily because of the nice mix of suna dn rain and not being too hot.

Having said that the last few days have been craxzy hot and humid. Yesterday September 2 was 41 degrees with the humidex. Actual temperature 33 dgrees. Undeard of for September.

But tomorrow we have the prospect of hurricain Earl passing through.

So we are expecting lashings of rain and very high winds. we will see what happens.


Love the Greenhouse

Posted on Sat 11 September 2010 at 06:55 by Dave+Jules
Great job on the green house and it has inspired me to set one up next year. Do you remove the polythene over the winter?

Edited by Dave+Jules on Sun 12 September 2010 at 03:33

Green house

Posted on Sat 11 September 2010 at 10:56 by pennyhp
Hi Dave

This willbe the first winter for the greenhouse. Shane is thinking he will throw a tarp over it and see how it goes. If it all comes crashing down with the snow I will post pics!
If the polythene shreds he will re do it next spring. It cost $30 for the poly.
But its been a great success. It gave an early start to the veg in what is a short growing season.


Posted on Sun 12 September 2010 at 07:36 by Dave+Jules
When did you plant out?

Another plus point is that it will keep those pesky groundhogs away

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