Thursday, February 08, 2007

Glasshouses and Greenhouse Gases

This is the greenhouse my glass has come from. The light is nowhere near as good as the day before when I saw it for the first time but I hope it gives you some idea what I was rambling on about. David who owns it told me that lettuce growing stopped because when a tray of good fat lettuces fetched 20p, the trays themselves cost 22p, with transportation extra. Tomatoes went the same way because the only chance of a good price was to get them ready early, with all the cost in fuel that entailed. The Spanish imports didn't need extra heat to ripen early and cheap transport in bulk made it impossible to compete. From veg David moved on to chrysanths and stocks. The greenhouses are to be demolished later in the year. Much of the Moss is now semi permanantly under water and impossible to farm. Global warming is well under way and glasshouses are disappearing all over the Moss. It doesn't make any kind of sense at all.


Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

Nice you've captured this before it is gone. And the glass will have a new life in your plot.

Friday, 09 February, 2007  
Blogger Mike said...

Yes - it's good to keep the old things going as long as possible. My oldest beds are still made from the oil-sodden millboards that used to form the floors in Lancashire cotton mills.

Sunday, 11 February, 2007  

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