Return to the Four Season Vegetable Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

how late? help plz

Posted by bbron z6 ky ( on
Fri, Aug 29, 03 at 10:54

Hi all , I just bought a green house and am still taking it down 28x96 alota work. I was wondering the latest i could grow some vegs in it, the ground hasnt been worked yet so i'll have to work it & let it season 4 a few weeks. It's not going to be insulated or heated . just wanting to know if i should buy the plastic & go ahead. i would hate to waste a season of plastic for noting.

Any comments would b appreciated

Thx Bob

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: how late? help plz

Hi Bob. You should be able to sow winter crops for quite a while yet. Even if your greenhouse isn't fully covered you should start seedlings for transplant now, and every week thereafter. There are some things you will be able to start in the greenhouse after the plastic is up too. I've used Eliott Coleman's book "Four Season Harvest" as a guide which has been extremely helpful to me. This will be my 2nd season growing greens, etc. over the winter. In my zone(5) I plant in cold frames inside of the greenhouse to boost the temps. So get planting. You still have a little time. Good luck, Barb

RE: how late? help plz

Thx so much Barb, was kinda down, Thx for the energy boost lol I do have some starts that have been in the flats for 3 weeks already. Do u start seeds all winter?


RE: how late? help plz

Check with your state's Extension Service. Each county has it's own Cooperative Extension Office which provides free publications and information for the asking. They'll surely have something on greenhouse production in your area.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Four Season Vegetable Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here