Greenhouse Winter Gardening


Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Messages
428
Reaction score
90
Location
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
Hardiness Zone
6a
Country
United States
I found this video and thought it was awesome. It shows you how to garden during the winter with mini greenhouses and they even explain how to make them.

 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Sep 20, 2012
Messages
5,313
Reaction score
1,841
Hardiness Zone
7a
Country
Poland
I'd love to have a mini greenhouse like those:D I'll try to make one as soon as I have my own garden. It's a very informative video, thank you for posting it.
 
Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Messages
428
Reaction score
90
Location
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
Hardiness Zone
6a
Country
United States
The only modifications I can think of if I were to make those here is that I would replace the plastic with plexiglass and line the boxes with reflective insulation around the edges. Of course if I use plexiglass I would have to make it so the lids raise and lower on hinges also. Otherwise, they are a great idea for milder areas.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Nov 24, 2014
Messages
1,466
Reaction score
1,105
Location
Oakville,Ontario
Hardiness Zone
5A
Country
Canada
Actually those are probably pretty strong. It is just a mini hoop house. The cloth, well it's only to keep bugs off..
 

Pat

Joined
Oct 12, 2012
Messages
1,873
Reaction score
571
Location
Maryland
Country
United States
My concern would be how would the cold frames handle a heavy snow and how do you water the plants inside the enclosed frame. I can see using this type of winter growing system once I have the two questions answered.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Nov 7, 2014
Messages
428
Reaction score
90
Location
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
Hardiness Zone
6a
Country
United States
My concern would be how would the cold frames handle a heavy snow and how do you water the plants inside the enclosed frame. I can see using this type of winter growing system once I have the two questions answered.

I have seen several videos of people using cold frames during heavy snow and they seem to hold up really well. I guess it all depends on how you design them because you would design them differently in one place then another depending on the severity of the winter weather. I guess a heavier cold frame with thick insulation would be best in a heavy snow area.

Watering could probably be done one of two ways. By hand with a sprayer or maybe even have a water line insulated buried under the group leading to a reliable water line (most likely in the house) that you can turn on to water the plants without having to expose them to the chill.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top