I’ve decided to post my dome updates here, so I can just share the link around to various places. The Dome is a 22′ diameter greenhouse that was built from a kit in October 2020. Various technical issues kept me from planting anything until around February/March 2021. Meanwhile Chris built the absolutely gorgeous raised beds, and we filled them with rich soil.
So, it’s still less than a year since I started growing things in here, but it’s done a lot already. The photo at right is from today, some leftover snow still hanging around on the northeast side here.
Last fall I had a frost-free water line put in to this hydrant just outside the dome (easier than going through the wire and gravel foundation to bring it inside). Makes it much easier to water – no dragging hoses around.
Purple petunias – sorry it’s out of focus. I’ll get a better shot next time. Meanwhile, isn’t the color gorgeous?
That’s the amazing celery plant on the right. This is supposedly a small variety of celery. About the size of a straight-backed chair. Whew – I’m glad I didn’t plant a big one!
Cornflowers going strong. I love the blue color of these. They show no signs of slowing down.
Below it are a couple of heirloom tomatoes. These are from seeds that I saved from a really delicious tomato I got at the grocery store. They’re kind of chocolatey brownish red when fully ripe, like my chocolate cherry tomatoes.
That’s the dome news for now. Stay tuned for Spring! I’ve got seed catalogs, muahahahaaa!