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83. Year Round Vegetables?
If you love fresh vegetables in your home all year round, you can raise your own vegetables in your greenhouse! Most vegetables only require a little work on your part to reap the rewards. The biggest challenge you might face in growing vegetables in the greenhouse during the winter months is picking which vegetables you want to grow, and how much you should be growing.
It is my recommendation that you learn how to monitor your temperatures at night before you plant an excessive amount of vegetables. When you learn how to stabilize the heat and the water in the greenhouse, along with the ventilation (which by the way is really much easier than it is written on this page) you can start growing your greenhouse garden vegetables through out the year!
Without heat in your greenhouse, the temperature from the sun can heat your greenhouse to about thirty degrees Fahrenheit. You will need heat in the greenhouse to keep the temperature about forty to forty-five degrees to keep your plants growing. You can easily keep the temperature above fifty degrees by setting the temperature gauge on many types of heaters, and your plants will thrive. When the sun heats the greenhouse during the day you will use less heat because of the thermostat on the heater and at night the heater will kick on more often.
Keeping the temperature at a constant level is not difficult when you use the right ‘type’ of heater with a thermostat on it. Your plants will thrive and you can have fresh vegetables any time of the year!
You do have to ‘pick’ vegetables and plants that are not overly sensitive to the colder weather, because you can’t ensure that you are greenhouse is going to be over sixty degrees all day and night.
It is likewise important to remember that other plants don’t like too much heat. Summer growing requires a cooling program that fits your growing zone. For example, tomatoes will stop growing when it is about ninety degrees.
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