September 19, 2015

Preparing the Vegetable Greenhouse for Planting

The vegetable greenhouse is ready for the next season of indoor planting!

Several years ago, I constructed a special greenhouse at my farm, so that I could grow organic vegetables in the ground all year long. This structure, which is essentially a cold house, was inspired by writer, Eliot Coleman, an expert in four-season farming. Located next to my Equipment Barn, it uses minimal artificial heat - instead, most of its energy is from the sun, and it successfully grows a variety of cold hardy crops, including some cold-tolerant tomato varieties.

This week, Ryan and Wilmer worked hard to prepare it for planting - take a look at my photos.