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First salad from unheated GH

Posted by debbb zone 6B ( on
Thu, Apr 6, 06 at 8:52

I'm so excited! I had the first salad from my unheated GH !

The plants were about 6" tall--Four Seasons lettuce.

The significant thing is that these seedlings were planted last Sept. 30 2005! I held them all winter and planted them in the raised bed in my unheated gh on Jan. 6. Wow--never would have believed it!

deb, OR

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RE: First salad from unheated GH

Way to go, Deb. I remember how excited I was to have our first salad from our hoop house too. It's also fun and a little wicked to go to the grocery in late February and early March when produce looks so sad yet expensive to know what beautiful greens you have waiting at home. I just started seeds for several kinds of lettuce, kale and bunching onions last week.

Keep up the good work.

RE: First salad from unheated GH

Debbb, are you raising anything in your unheated greenhouse now? We will be constructing a lean-to gh attached to a shed and I was not going to heat it. I want to grow salad greens too and I was wondering how your's might be doing.

RE: First salad from unheated GH

Fun isn't it!

I just started our 4 seasons adventure too. There are pics in the link below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ottawa Hortiphilia

RE: First salad from unheated GH

07 updte--first salad.

First salad this year was Jan.21! Yeah! I simply planted in Sept, watered about once every two weeks! We've had many days of freezing weather and it doesn't seem to phase them. They seem to start to grow again not when it's getting warmer, but when the light increases--about Feb. 1.

RE: First salad from unheated GH

how do you do that? I didn't know you could grow vegetables in the snow... please give me some more information on this!

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