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46. Greenhouse Seasons
I discovered that using a greenhouse in my hobby gardening that I have many seasons, and that my seasons are extended by weeks and months. Long after your outdoor garden has died from the frost, you can be enjoying your container plants, flowers and vegetables. True enjoyment of gardening is within the walls of a greenhouse where flowers, plants and vegetables continue to thrive.
How do you like to spend your leisure time? Do you like to watch televisions, clean the house, take a car trip to the mall or do you want to spend you time gardening?
When you live in an area that has shorter growing seasons, you will be able to extend your growing season in the spring and in the fall by continuing your growing season in the greenhouse. You tomatoes could be just starting to ripen when the cold weather starts, putting an end to your growing season if you live in a short season area. But moving the tomatoes inside the greenhouse you can prolong the life of the tomatoes, and skillfully save the plants and its fruit.
Starting in the early months of February and March you can be starting your vegetables from seeds, monitoring the temperature, and watching the seeds turn in to plants. When the heavy frost is over you can move your plants outdoors and continue their growth, or you can keep them in the greenhouse and transplants them as needed. Towards the end of summer, which is July and August in many zones, you can move your plants back into the greenhouse to protect them from the frost again, and to ensure that you have vegetables long into the month of November.
You can continue to grow pepper, cucumbers, bean, eggplants, some types of melons, and tomatoes through out the December, January and February months. If you have the room in your greenhouse you can also grow carrots, lettuce and radishes, even onions with out a problem in the winter months. Seeds cost you pennies and you can reap the rewards of your greenhouse for any meal you want to enjoy with fresh vegetables.
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