Its 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall.. add in 4 sets of 4 foot length led full sun lights, two boxes of heavy thick snap together flooring to help keep the cold out of the bottom in regards to the cement floor and this big guy is going into our “just” heated basement. We will see if we need to add a small oil hearter to the space or not.
I will not call this a christmas present or a boxing sale’s day.. I did get them on sale and I will be using my own already owned wooden seed starting shelves, reusing our pots and trays that we already have, our own compost and I will sigh deeply as I cook the soil and then use fish tank water and a homemade seaweed/nettle tea to refeed it
I can’t take the chance with the hatching and such in the soil itself in such a small garden, I had to order in special “patio” seeds for the pot of cherry tomato’s, cucumbers and zucchini.. I have lots and lots of “greens” seeds so I am not worried about making micro greens for salads.
In winter typically we eat ouf of the freezers, the canning pantry and the cold storage, which means lots of roots, but with our new diet for hubby, while I can eat some of the roots, some he can’t and thankfully the hounds love it, so nothing will go to waste..
We are BLOWING our food budget sky high on fresh greens and salad fixings for at least two main meals.. now we have plans for a geodome year round growing greenhouse, its being order to be made in 2021, prep work done on the farm in 2021 but it will not be put up and into full growing until 2022 and we can not wait that long to figure out how to grow for the table
Never mind that the cost just in the sense of handing over hard cash (well tap, they do not let you pay with cash that is a different grrrrr post) but add in how its grown , the distanced traveled, and the recalls, so many recalls.. no.. just no..
My little lean too side greenhouse is a three season only.. and this is by far easier and cheaper to set up then to try and heat that much much larger space.. we will see how it goes..