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And then, I thought, why not make a trellis tunnel? It seems practical and workable, so, I will finish it tomorrow.
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Frost arrived, not a friendly one
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Moment of truth, let's see if the new tomato house offers sufficient protection. I used a fleece to cover the gap between the hoop tunnel and the door, easy task.
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There are two layers of thick fleece fixed on the pipe. When necessary, more layers can be easily added.
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-4C in the garden
-1.1 in the tomato house
3.5C in the small compartment and 6.8C in the big compartment of glass greenhouse
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Although it still minus in the tomato house, the young plants under three-layer protection are totally fine and remain soft, while the unprotecte ones are frozen.
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We have frost recently, but the temperature is mild. There will be no rain for at least 10 days, yeah! I enjoyed staying in the garden for a few hours everyday.

I repainted the window sill planters, and transplanted the rescued miniature roses. As they moved to individual pots, their root system re-develop nicely.
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It will be their home for this growing season, and they will be transplanted to the garden in this autumn or next spring.
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Then, time for repotting the rescued mini azaleas - They stayed in the greenhouse for a few weeks. Today is the day they moved into bigger pots with new soil mix and some feed.
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They look great, aren't they? I will station them in the shed I am going to build soon.
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Okay, the new project starts!
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I removed parts of the 1st version of tomato house that attached on one chicken coop. The location isn't really suitable for tomatoes.

I run out of both paints and need to get more. Hopefully, the basic structure can be done during weekend. ✌️
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Today's progress - so far so good, it looks better than the two chicken coops we built last year. I love this charcoal grey.
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DH sponsored a lot of materials, as I promised him a table and shelf for his miniatures to sit and dry. So, he is the shareholder of this project. :lol:

I plan to add two tables, so we have a shaded place to enjoy our hobbies together - he can paint his miniature, and I can do propagation or gardening things. It will be also a space for tool/plant storage.

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I also learned to disassemble those lower quality pallets and use them somewhere else.
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Hopefully, tomorrow we can put the roof on.

I also dug out more strawberry plants from a huge pot, cleaned them a bit, and then transplanted them to different places. Some were repotted and sat on the pallets that we used for the chicken coops.

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Later in the evening I will do the next batch sowing for cut flowers and more brassicas.
 

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Hi, my lovely adzuki bean sprouts!
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The germination rate is pretty ok, but the seedlings are pretty different in terms of growth, so weird. The sweet peas and dahlias have a much more consistent growth.
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My first Dahlias from seeds - 'Mignon Mix,' a simple and not fancy variety
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5 Jalapeño seedlings are on the way, the other chili and two sweet peppers are still zzzZZZ.
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Rainy day, I only did very small things in the new shed - hanging a small pot of ivy, that I propagated from a cutting.
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Some tools already checked in.
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I also moved some potted plants to the shed, and I realized it's a very good spot to watch all kinds of garden birds. So, when the weather turns good again, I will bring my bird feeders and one bird bath here, too.

A volunteer fir I dug out two years ago, and now there are another two chamomile seedlings.
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Something about food - the lunch box for DH's colleague, she said it's a premium meal and much better than a cold and pricy sandwich.
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Common meadow violet, I dug out several clumps among a Rhododendron, a raised bed, and a pathway and divided them in totally 14 pots. They are slowly spreading in some specific areas, but I like them much more than other plants like Thistle, ivy, or ground elder.

As they are very shade-tolerant, I will replant them in pots for the new tool shed area next month. So far, I already transplanted shade-tolerant plants like chives, parsley, sage, and hosta there.
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For the tool shed, I used some leftover wood to cover the damaged or ugly pallet parts, and also made two tiny stands for a pair of wireless stereo speakers.
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With a roof and music, it's pleasant to work inside even in a rainy day. Tomorrow, I will cover another side.
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Four more chili seedlings emerged, but there is still no news from the sweet peppers.

Tulips are already available in all supermarkets, ours are also on the way.

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