Greenhouses are great to supplement your meals during the winter. Not al crops are good producers during the Winter, but several are.
Our fish and wild game meals are better with some fresh goodies. If you have a heat source or have created a Heat Sink in your greenhouse, you can grow cold weather crops all winter long.
Tomatoes (Heirloom or cherry)
Herbs and spices
Try using plastic produce containers to grow your crops. These folded lid containers already have holes for drainage. Fill with potting soil and set into a waterproof tray. Allow the plants to water from the bottom. You can keep the lids closed when the plants are just starting. Fold open the lid as they grow.
When making a spinach or salad, simply grab one pot and use scissors to trim off what you need. Place the pot back into the greenhouse for a second crop. You will be amazed at how fast the rooted trimmed plants will regrow. Harvested, rooted plants will continue to regenerate.
PIPS also work great. The end of Romaine, carrot, celery, or potato can really take off. Moisture, that will not freeze is essential.
As Spring approaches, start you flower and other seeded plants using these containers. Parsley, Oregano, Basil, etc., also does well in these containers. Once the weather allows, plant the whole pot into the garden. If a frost is a surprise, simply lift out the buried containers and store back in the greenhouse.
Grow all year!
For more Montana Grant, find him gardening at www.montanagrantfishing.com.