After only one week the plants have all clearly grown and settled in to their new home. All week I was worried about how they were doing. We had a few very sunny days so I knew they were feeling the extreme warmth of the greenhouse effect. I was also concerned about whether or not we were watering them appropriately with our irrigation system. Too much and they would all be over watered or too little and they would be completely parched in that heat.
One tomato plant didn’t make it through the week but most had nearly doubled in size and are looking vibrant and healthy. I am excited as all but the basil has been grown from seeds. It makes the successes that much more satisfying but it also makes the losses that much more disappointing.
The seedlings that were small to start with – were my biggest concern but they seem to have weathered the change and are all showing signs of growth and happiness. My melons, peppers and eggplants all seem much happier in this warmer environment.
I planted a tomato outside the greenhouse and though he was doing ok – I can really see that the greenhouse experience is successful at providing a better environment for growing tomatoes in Alberta.