056 Cold Climate Greenhouse Basics. Growing Winter Tomatoes.


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Oct 20 2020 28 mins   12

If you’ve been bit by the gardening bug, it won’t be long before you’ll be craving a hobby greenhouse. With a greenhouse, you can get a jump on spring planting, keep tender plants from freezing in the winter, and, perhaps most fun of all, starting all sorts of delicious fruit and vegetable varieties from seed, varieties you possibly wouldn’t find at a nursery. And there’s no reason why you can’t be growing tomatoes, peppers, greens, strawberries and lots more anytime of the year…if you have a properly outfitted greenhouse, even if you live in snow country. Today on Garden Basics, we get tips for cold climate greenhouses, special considerations for those of you who want to be munching on fresh, homegrown cherry tomatoes while shoveling snow.

I’ve got a few tips for you, as well, about which tomato varieties do best in the winter greenhouse.

Also, Debbie Flower has a way to keep your homebound kids enthralled with a simple science experiment…growing radishes in CD cases.

It’s Episode 56 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast, brought to you by Smart Pots. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes.…let’s go!

Links:
Smart Pots
Sturdi-Built Greenhouses
ATC Hazards by Location for determining local snowloads  on rooftops.
Growing Winter Tomatoes in a Greenhouse: Tips

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