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Greenhouses anyone?

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by milkmansdaughter, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Nov 20, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone else has greenhouses for the winter?
    I've got 4 of various sizes. Anyone else growing veggies indoors this winter?
     
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    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Nope but I will be watching. We do plan to build one... Someday... But I don't know how far into winter it would actually work for us up here.
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Don't really need a green house here . But, I'd LOVE a screen house. I might actually get to harvest a tomato if I could keep the stinkin' stink bugs off of 'em...
     
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    baymule

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    I have a greenhouse, but it is not set up yet. To do so, I have to take down a fence that I am still using, cut a few trees, take out the stumps and machete hack out a snarl of green briars. So it's not on my #1 list...... but I found a good deal on it and snagged it. it is a high tunnel type, maybe 30-40 feet long and got it on Craigslist for $50.
     
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    Beekissed

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    You may enjoy reading books by Eliot Coleman, he of the four season harvest fame. He lives in Maine and does organic gardening all year round. Here's a vid of his....

     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Thank I'll look him up and watch the video when I have "real" internet!
     
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    Britesea

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    he's got a book too...
     
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    Beekissed

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    Several, I do believe. I've got one, the four season harvest one that's geared toward home gardening more than a commercial setup.
     
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    waretrop

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    I have one...I keep exotic or tropical plants in it for the winter. There is a furnace and auto watering system. In the summer most of the plants go outside into the gardens or on patios.

    night view
    greenhouse4.jpg
    Day view
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    It is 15X26. We cover itt with 2 layers of plastic to hold in some of the heat. It is now running for 30 years. We love it. In the past we had a table and chairs in there and had brunches with friends....fun days...
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Cool our town library has that one. I'm going there tomorrow anyway, I'll have to grab it!
     
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