greenhouse does represent an added workload for the gardener but the rewards are many. Lately on rainy, cold days I have been able to amend my soil, weed the beds, seed, and plant out transplants. All tasks that are a no-no this time of year in my outside gardens. It is a trade-off, this intensive greenhouse gardening, but well worth it because it allows me to save and keep my soil structure in the outside extensive gardens. Almost all our outside garden crops are dryland, and to pull that off I need to shepherd my garden soil.
Greenhouse 2 is still in harvest/winter mode while we are getting Greenhouse 1 in shape. The cover crop rye is growing mightily and we are still harvesting kale. The Red and White Russian kale severely froze back, so those plants are still providing tender leaves, and the others: Lacinato, Rainbow Lacinato, Hunger Gap and Redbor are providing rapini enought to satisfy our want for kale or cole type crops this time of year.
Planted for early garden in Greenhouse 1:
Beets, carrots, kohlrabi, cabbage, sweet onions, potatoes, salad turnips, arugula, mizuna, lettuce, bok choy, komatsu, zucchini, strawberries, sage, tarragon, oregano & thyme.
Frost is predicted for the next several nights, so the warm weather starts waiting in the wings will just have to bide their time.