Our pinkhouse

I’ve become a bit obsessed recently with growing things. This has meant that a sunny portion of our sitting room has been taken up with germinating plants. Since this isn’t an ideal situation Thomas and I decided to create a mini greenhouse for seed propagation and small seedling protection.

Step 1: Buy an old window from the tip

We found the following wee gem from the local tip for $10.

Pinkhouse - Step 1: Buy window from tip shop

Step 2: Put some structure in place and have a cat patting break

Cat Break

Step 3: Put on the outer border

Boarding on 1

Step 4. Put on the outer border again (after removing the earlier attempt).

Apparently hardboard warps when wet. Not ideal for an outdoor construction (this time round we used treated plywood).

Boarding on

Step 5. Paint! We felt brave at the paint shop and purchased a paint called Blushingham. I had buyers remorse almost immediately but I actually really love it now.

Painting the Pinkhouse

Step 6. Put plants inside. This was my favourite bit. In this picture we have eggplants, capsicums, pumpkins, zucchini, various types of tomatoes, sunflowers, nasturtiums, basil, corn, leeks and chives.

Complete Pinkhouse