Tag Archives: DIY

Building a greenhouse, pt. 4

Today my role was more as an assistant – Laura is our resident IKEA construction expert, and even while there apparently was some unclear (or plain wrong) instructions in the Juliana guide sheet, the aluminium frame of our greenhouse was … Continue reading

Building a greenhouse, pt. 3

The foundations for the actual greenhouse are now ready, I think. The last steps in this phase included e.g.: using fine gravel and sand (“kivituhka”) to create a top layer that was at right angle and height to serve as … Continue reading

Building a greenhouse, pt. 2

The method of building the foundation for our greenhouse has proved to be a bit more demanding than perhaps some others – hopefully the final outcome will be worth the extra labour. The tricky part is casting concrete into long … Continue reading

Building a greenhouse, pt. 1

The building project of this summer has been to make a greenhouse – for my chilli peppers, as well as other vegetables for the family. Construction of proper foundation for a rather sensitive small building that will mostly consist of sheets … Continue reading

Chillies, 2015

It is germination time again: this post lists (most of) the chilli pepper varieties I have selected for this season, with links to the Finnish Chili wiki and other sites: Fatalii: http://www.chiliwiki.fi/index.php?title=Fatalii Aji Norteno: http://www.chiliwiki.fi/index.php?title=Aji_Norteno Habanero Uganda: http://www.refiningfirechiles.com/uredhabgallery.html Fatalii Gourmet Aji Fantasy: http://www.fatalii.net/Chile_Peppers/Aji_Fantasy C. galapagoense: http://www.fatalii.net/Chile_Peppers/Species/C_galapagoense … Continue reading