Originally posted 12-08-12
The Greenhouse GardenLet's take a look at those peppers and cherry tomatoes:
Greenhouse to the Rescue!
Gardening in the Greenhouse
It looks like, out of necessity, an experiment on greenhouse gardening is in the works. How well will the plants ripen? How long will the pepper plants and cherry tomato plants keep producing?
|Lots of blooms.|
We'll continue adding VermaPlex™ every 14 or so days and try to keep everything warm once we get into the really cold weather of January-February. Last year we had 3 straight nights of 15 degrees. That probably doesn't sound like a big deal for you guys in Minnesota, but I can tell you, if you're outside in a dog house without any clothes on, that's as cold as a well diggers you-know-what. Try it sometime. On second thought, maybe not. The neighbors might talk.
We keep the greenhouse warm overnight with a heater or incandescent lights. Another method is to place black barrels of water inside the greenhouse to solar heat throughout the day, then provide warmth at night. The greenhouse still heats up during the day, so we open the windows and turn on a fan if needed.
I'm wondering....could we possibly squeeze my dog house into that greenhouse?
Certified Organic Greenhouse Fertilizer Resources:
|OMRI Listed Worm Castings|
- Pure Black Castings™: Certified Organic Worm Castings created using only organic materials.
- VermaMax®: Chicken Litter organically composted using VermaPlex®.
- VermaPlex®: Created from Certified Organic Pure Black Castings™. Innoculate your garden soil and your compost heap.
- Organic Fertilizer Information: Find use/application guides and Monroe Works.