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Topic: Gardening in the Dead of Winter  (Read 8356 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012 10:01:57 AM »

Wow, how cool is that set up-lettuce all winter!!  Since my own backyard is under a foot of snow and ice and we just came out of a -40 cold snap, I doubt I would ever be able to garden in the winter but it has always been my dream.  I obviously need to move down to your area Cheesy  

Your hubby did a great job on the greenhouse!  How portable is that kind of set up-would it be reusable if you had to move it to another property do you think?
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012 10:15:33 AM »

Wow! I'm impressed! Do you have to provide any extra lighting? And, are the raised beds in contact with the ground, or elevated? I don't have the right yard for this (I live in a city and the neighbor's house is only 10 feet away... not much sunlight available, even in the summer), but I think I'll share the idea with my sister. She loves to garden and would totally love a winter greenhouse!
No extra lighting is required, we seem to have enough sunlight to keep everything cranking.  The raised beds are installed on top of our plastic flooring, which is on top of a layer of gravel.  They're completely self contained. 

Wow, how cool is that set up-lettuce all winter!!  Since my own backyard is under a foot of snow and ice and we just came out of a -40 cold snap, I doubt I would ever be able to garden in the winter but it has always been my dream.  I obviously need to move down to your area Cheesy 

Your hubby did a great job on the greenhouse!  How portable is that kind of set up-would it be reusable if you had to move it to another property do you think?
Come on down!  It's connected to metal pipes that are pounded about 2 feet into the ground.  I'm sure it could all be disassembled but geez, I'd hate to be around my husband during that process!  I forgot to mention all of the pieces were delivered on a flatbed truck without any instructions(!)  When they finally arrived, there were two whole pages.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012 10:53:05 AM »

YAY for winter gardening! It must be awesome to eat fresh veggies year round Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012 01:16:43 PM »

Thanks for the added info, MW! I'm guessing that my sister and my BIL could rig up something similar...
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012 05:55:27 PM »

Love winter root veggies! Have some great recipes if you would like. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012 04:56:56 AM »

I'd love you to share some favorite recipes, HSG!  If you're willing to post them, perhaps put them in the cooking section so everyone can enjoy them.
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2012 09:20:28 AM »

Be glad to share recipes. I love to cook.
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2012 10:38:49 AM »

This is so inspiring! Congratulations on the success of all your hard work and planning, and thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2012 06:12:31 AM »

That is amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at it all. An indoor garden must make winter much more bearable!
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« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2012 08:30:36 AM »

I pinned your first pic.  Gorgeous colors!  And I'm jello of your fresh veggies in the dead of winter!
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