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Lars Lund

08 Sep 2020 14:34

Use your greenhouse as a Christmas workshop

 

The wood stove is movable and the greenhouse is a Juliana Oasis, which you can get in multiple sizes and price levels. The table is made from recycled material.

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The greenhouse is perfect as a Christmas bazaar. Go to the forest to find materials and serve hot tea and Christmas snacks. Make sure the greenhouse is warmed up by either a wood stove or a gas heater. The greenhouse is then ready for the family to get cosy.

 

By Lars Lund.

It is nice to be outside, while being inside the greenhouse making Christmas ornaments.

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You can also start the spring now. There are many seeds in Christmas fruits, and you can sow them now to get something fun out of them. Remember to bring the sown inside your warm house.

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Remember the coffee. 

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No matter how big your greenhouse is, you can always decorate it for Christmas.

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Put up a Christmas star with a light in the greenhouse ceiling. In that way, you get some cosiness in the dark hours.

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Merry Christmas.

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If you have an olive tree in your greenhouse, you can take some branches and make a beautiful simple Advent wreath.

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Make a frost-free room

Another way to use your greenhouse during the winter is to store your plants that doesn’t tolerate frost. You just make a small room inside the greenhouse from lists or laths and cover it with bubble wrap. Then you have a nice insulated room where the frost can’t get in. A small gas heater can handle the heating-up.

A small room that keeps the plants frost-free is quick to make.

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Frost’s room

You can also do as Tove Frost. She is an older lady at 95 years, who every year digs up her kale and leek from the garden and transplant them in the greenhouse. The kale grows and becomes like a Christmas trees. The advantage of the kale growing bigger, is that Tove doesn’t have to be in the cold when harvesting the kale, as her greenhouse is placed against the gable of her house.

Tove Frost has for many years brought parts of the kitchen garden inside the greenhouse during the winter. 

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When we reach Christmas, the kale is so big that it could be used as a Christmas tree.

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Winter peas

Finally, you can sow winter peas, garlic and flower bulbs like hyacinths, so you can fill your living room with lovely scents for Christmas.

Winter peas can be sown in November and December. I put them in a tub in the greenhouse and transplant them in March, but you can also sow them in the garden now.

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Remember the garlic.

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