This year, I decided to volunteer once a week at a high school greenhouse in Wyandotte, MI. I have never had a greenhouse of my own, so I was really excited to help out and learn more about growing in greenhouses along the way. Every week I go, there's always something new and exciting going on! I usually get to work with a couple kids and help them start and transplant seedlings. The kids sell the plants at the school as well as at the Wyandotte farmer's market, and are part of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) program. I thought I'd share some photos, so I hope you enjoy them!
To view more photos from the greenhouse or larger photos of the ones below, check out my flickr album, Roosevelt High School Greenhouse. Every time I go, I wish that I had a greenhouse of my own!
Hanging baskets hanging from the ceiling, with irrigation systems built in. An awesome space saving idea!
Endless amounts of flats. Simply amazing!
Gorgeous Dark-Leaved Cannas
Citronella Plants Galore!
Hydroponics system in the greenhouse. The plants need to be replaced. It actually works pretty amazingly! :)
Daylily 'Stella de Oro' Plants
I brought in a huge aloe leaf to try and root last month. The kids keep poking it, so it's getting bruised, but it's holding up fairly well!
Do you have the thyme? :)
Blue Spruce trees that I brought in a while ago. I received the seedlings from a friend, but unfortunately had nowhere to plant them! One of the teachers is going to plant them up north.
I walked the kids through winter-sowing this year. We planted lots of seeds that required stratification in milk jugs and put them outdoors when it was still cold. Once the stratification period was over, we brought them inside, and the seeds germinated profusely! These feverfew seedlings need to be transplanted into their own containers soon.
This is the herb table with plenty of starts, propagated by cuttings and seeds.
I thought this was really cool. These are cucumbers in 5 gallon buckets that are climbing up a string.
Here are the cucumbers all in a line. This is such a great idea to save space! You could do something similar with a trellis.
There are so many plants, that we had to start putting them on the floor because we ran out of table space!
I brought in some of my tomato seeds that I saved last year for the kids to plant. They are doing amazingly! I already see some flowers, so they should be getting tomatoes soon!