Umbrella Greenhouses Medium

Super Sow Sunday: Umbrella Greenhouses

Outdoors I’ve sown lettuce, radishes and peas in wine barrels.  These great clear umbrellas make great pop up greenhouses! 

About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. ChickenFreak
    ChickenFreakFebruary 8,10

    Oh, that’s so cool! I never saw those before. It’s really working? It’s warmer in there?

  2. Stevie
    StevieFebruary 8,10

    They work wonderfully! It’s warmer and frost fee at night. I only wish I had more.

  3. melanie watts
    melanie wattsFebruary 9,10

    What a great idea, I guess you have lots of umbrellas, living in Vancouver :)

  4. Jan (ThanksForToday)
    Jan (ThanksForToday)February 9,10

    Are these actual rain umbrellas? They almost look specially made for this purpose! I have the barrels, now I just need to get some clear plastic pop up umbrellas. It looks like they have little zipper compartments on the side so you can reach your arm in, but I’m guessing that’s not what that is?

  5. Stevie
    StevieFebruary 10,10

    Melanie – ha ha!

    Jan – Nope, not rain umbrellas – they are made for this purpose and I bought them at a garden sale. The zippered windows are for venting or reaching in (although that doesn’t really work)

  6. Montana4Me
    Montana4MeFebruary 11,10

    Love this idea! I have never seen these before and will definitely be giving them a try. Thanks so much for the info.

  7. A. Elisabeth
    A. ElisabethJune 25,10

    Hi Stevie,

    Your berries look good. How amazing to pick you own at home.

    I just wanted to let you know that Lee Valley Tools also makes a Pop-Up Net Shelter (35″x35″x20″ tall) that helps shield plants from heavy rain, birds and insects. It comes in a zipper pouch that makes it great for storing flat or hanging. The cost is $9.50.

    A. Elisabeth

  8. meemsnyc
    meemsnycJuly 26,10

    This is such a cute Idea. I love it! Now to find a clear umbrella.

  9. Judy
    JudyApril 18,11

    Hi,
    Is it needed to drill holes in the bottom of the barrel?
    I want to sow lettuce and herbs :-)
    Thank you very much,
    Judy

  10. Stevie
    StevieApril 19,11

    Hi Judy. Yup, I drilled holes. Three of them at the bottom for drainage. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Hayley Shiflett
    Hayley ShiflettJanuary 18,12

    I am so grateful for your blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

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