Perhaps you remember the poor excuse for a greenhouse chronicled here last year. Well, Richard takes his tomatoes pretty seriously, and this was not a good year, weather wise, for tomato crops.
This year’s effort to coddle those tomatoes into ripening is looking a little more architectural. We may be inching toward an actual greenhouse one of these days.
Here’s a peek inside at the green tomatoes. The temperature inside the structure is 20 degrees warmer than outside.
And it seems to be working. A steady supply of ripe tomatoes has made us very popular as dinner guests bearing baskets of these beauties. A pantry filled with tomato sauce is well worth the effort.
Hey, I say if it works who cares what it looks like. I will be making some sort of contraption to cover part of my garden come first frost here too.
LOL, I love it! What a nice DIY greenhouse!
yum – what a great hostess gift.
I love the title of the post – yes, it certainly looks like the real thing! A great environment – 20 degrees? Wow!
Char & Meems~Thanks for stopping by. I love it when new voices pop up here…and lead me to new finds besides.
Wendy~The eating is getting better and better around here, thanks to you…and new friends like Char & Meems. Thanks!
A whole 20 degrees warmer. I wonder if this is true during the winter months too. Your toms look great!
Grace~Don’t know if the structure will withstand winter weather. If it does, I will report. We decided it would do more good to have the protection early in the growing season to get a jump on the ripening process.