8 Keys to Growing in Winter in an Unheated Greenhouse (Hoop House)

Idaho has snow but that doesn't mean you can't grow in the winter. Grow your health. Using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost and mulch. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.




Published on Jan 10, 2016

Today I share our 8 keys to growing in winter in an unheated greenhouse. Though there are other methods that also work well, I’ll focus specifically on what we do. ZONE 5

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1) Grow with the Season 0:16
2) Grow in the Sun 1:00
3) Grow Under Cover 1:37
4) Grow in the Ground 2:30
5) Grow in Sucession 2:59
6) Vent to Avoid Overheating 3:40
7) Water Only When Needed 4:59
8) Don't Harvest Greens When They're Frozen 5:37

Crops we're growing now for a winter harvest:

Under One Layer of Protection

Claytonia
Dandelion Greens
French Sorrel Giant Red Mustard Greens
Good King Henry
Mache
Mustard Greens
Perpetual Spinach
Sea Kale
Sunchokes
Tatsoi
Tree Collards

Two Layers of Protection
Chives
Claytonia
Dandelion Greens
Dinosaur Kale
Egyptian Walking Onions
Endive
Garlic Chives
Georgia Collards
Giant Red Mustard Greens
Italian Dandelion Greens
Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson)
Lettuce (Romaine)
Mache
Minutina
Mustard Greens
Parsley
Perpetual Spinach
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Red Veined Sorrel
Spinach
Tatsoi
Tree Collards
Vates Kale

OYR is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost and mulch. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.

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This article originally appeared at: https://youtu.be/Jtw7pnqFeS4.

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