If you enjoy gardening, you don’t have to give up your hobby and the ability to enjoy fresh vegetables you grow yourself during the fall or winter. You can grow many types of vegetables and plants during the colder months in our hobby greenhouse.
Many types of vegetables can grow in a cool greenhouse during these seasons. You can try growing beets, broccoli, garlic, kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, radishes, celery, turnips, cauliflower, spinach, cabbage, lettuce, and herbs.
When growing vegetables in a greenhouse during the fall or 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.
With proper preparation and care, you will be able to enjoy many of your favorite vegetables all year long. No matter what you decide to grow, make sure you perform routine maintenance to keep your greenhouse clean and your flowers and vegetables healthy. Here are some tips on what you should do in each of these seasons.
In the fall:
- If you heat your greenhouse check to make sure your heater is in good working order.
- Spray any outdoor plants that you plan to move into the greenhouse with an organic pesticide at least a month before the first frost.
- Before you move pots into the greenhouse, check them for slugs, snails or any other insects.
- If you plan to install greenhouse film or bubble wrap as a winter cover, do it before you put plants in your greenhouse.
In the winter:
- If you added the fan option, keep air circulating and increase the temperature if necessary to prevent mold
- If you don’t have a fan, open the door on mild days to allow air to circulate and close it at night.
- Clean up fallen leaves and deadhead flowers regularly.
- Clean, disinfect, and sharpen your gardening tools.