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68. Seasonal Crops
Have you decided you want to grow vegetables in the greenhouse all year round? It is difficult to decide exactly when you want to start which crops when the seasons can be different from the actual season outside the greenhouse walls. Here are a few suggestions about when to start certain crops in the greenhouse.
Using a warm greenhouse, which is fifty degrees or warmer, you can start tomatoes in January for a spring season crop. Starting tomatoes from seeds requires you to move them into bigger pots in February or into March depending on their growth. You will start having tomatoes as early as May and into the month of June.
You can start your other vegetables any time from the end of January and into February, even as late as March to have fresh vegetables in the months of May and June. Vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers are sure to thrive in their giving ninety or so days from the time that they are planted. You can see their growing dates on the seed packages that you buy. The ‘time’ listed on the package is often an indicator of what type of seeds to buy for when you want to have vegetables.
If you want to start a winter crop so that you will have vegetables in the November and December months, you can start planting your seeds in July and then you can put these plants in to larger containers anytime in September as they start to get larger.
During the summer months you will notice your greenhouse can get quite hot, keeping the controlled environment temperature under eighty degrees will ensure best success for a winter crop that is just starting during the hottest months.
You need to remember that plants will need bigger pots, and staked up as they continue to grow in the greenhouse or they will die off. You also will need to learn to pollinate the plants, which is covered in another article here in this web site.
Just remember, every greenhouse and every region has a different climate. Meeting your needs, and the climate within your greenhouse is only a matter of watching the outdoor weather and then adjusting your indoor ‘weather’ from that point.
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