If you enjoy gardening, you don’t have to give up your hobby and the ability to enjoy fresh vegetables you grew yourself during the winter. You can grow many types of vegetables during the colder months in a greenhouse.
A cool greenhouse does not need to be heated. It absorbs heat from the sun and is protected from outside weather. A cool greenhouse stays below 50 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
Many types of vegetables can grow in a cool greenhouse during the winter. You can try growing beets, broccoli, garlic, kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, celery, turnips, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, and herbs. A very minimal amount of weeding is required when growing these vegetables in a greenhouse during the winter.
If you choose to heat your greenhouse, you will have more options in terms of vegetables you can grow. Heating a greenhouse can be costly during the winter. You can save money by attaching the greenhouse to your house so they can share heat.
When growing vegetables in a greenhouse during the winter, you need to treat the soil the same way you would if you were growing in a garden. You need to choose the best location where the greenhouse will receive an optimal amount of sunlight but will not be in danger of overheating. Overheating can damage plants even more than frost. If the temperature in the greenhouse gets over 75 degrees Fahrenheit, you should open the windows a few inches so it can cool off.
Growing vegetables in a greenhouse is an excellent way to extend the growing season. With proper preparation and care, you will be able to enjoy many of your favorite vegetables all winter long.