Sunday, July 04, 2010

Northern Gardening - Part II

Before I go any further, you have to understand that I am a cheap SOB. I feel if I have to invest in costly greenhouse equipment, heating, ventilation, etc. I will have only succeeded in indulging in a very expensive hobby. My guiding principle in this project (and in life) is that it is far better to beg, borrow, steal and scrounge than to put much capital into what is basically a pilot project.

The next step is to cover the gravel with some sand, basically to avoid putting too much topsoil into each tub, but also to promote some additional drainage. In the still of this morning I appropriated about fifteen 10-gallon paint cans full from our municipal winter stockpile - it's already pre-sifted and without too much gravel.

For those of you who have never visited Salluit, this picture shows a panoramic view of the municipal golf course in front of the fuel tanks.


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