Sometime in late summer I venture inside the greenhouse to begin seeding my fall crops, like cabbage, chard, kale, lettuce, and some herbs. Some of these plants will be transplanted outside in the garden beds once the summer veggies have finished up, but some will take root and stay right there inside. This is all part of my evil plan...
Well, the evil part is debatable. But it's fun to say.
Try it. And add on a creepy laugh.
Okay, settle down.
Here's a list of what is growing inside the greenhouse at this very minute:
Chard Tomatoes Chives Kale
Red Lettuce Basil Carrots Roses
Rosemary Cilantro Parsley Citrus Trees
Fig Tree Spinach Marigolds Strawberries
Not all these plants are producing at the same time, and not everything will survive through the winter. The warm weather crops, like the tomatoes and basil, usually finish up by Thanskgiving, so I clear them out and re-use their containers for more cool-weather greens.
Some of the tropical plants, like the Citrus and Fig trees will spend a few weeks in the basement when the weather gets really cold. But they'll be back in the greenhouse by February, soaking up the sun and living life to the fullest.
In the depths and drabness of winter, it's the first place I run to when I need a dose of light and life. And that happens a lot!
Plus, it's cheaper than a trip to Florida.