Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rain and little Mini Greenhouses

3.07'' of rain is what they tell me we got from the last day or so.  The sump in the basement has been triggering here and there, but its really just upwell seepage and not over the wall flooding- so though annoying, it is not truly damaging....  but then i have not been down to see it since yesterday morning when i had to go down there for some fish tank odds and ends.

I found what looks to be a good deal on another mini greenhouse seed shelf:
Flower Tower

It is much like the one i got 2 years ago and that i like very much, but this also comes with not just the clear cover, but a tinted shade cover and a black-out cover.
Not sure how well made the extra covers are, but the price of $49 for each unit is better than the replacement price for the one i already own- which i can't find for under $65 now... then add shipping. 
But the extra covers are the deal breaker. I have seen replacement covers- just the clear one- cost over $20.

Two Flower Towers with shipping come to $123.30

So, yes.... mentally i am justifying the price!

I can use the shade and blackout for the mushroom projects i plan to begin later in the fall, and if i do try growing seedlings under lights again, the blackout will make a bright shelf easier to live with indoors and keep the seedlings from reaching for the windows when the lights are off.

I think i will try just one for now though. There is no shipping discount on multiple items. I just hope the price won't go up between now and when i want the second one!

...especially since i just bought two more garden books for the eReader...

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
 by Eliot Coleman
Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times
by Steve Solomon

these links go to Amazon, but i got my eBooks from Sony/Border's bookstore. Great prices!

So i'll be busy reading..!  Yay!

Well, children allowing, lol

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