Isaac Hunter wrote:....
2. Temps typically do not get high enough in the summer to grow peppers or tomatoes and when it does the heat is quickly stolen in the afternoon by strong winds that blow in from the north. I can heat up a gallon milk jug of water so its warm enough to shower with, but I’m wondering if a green house will make much difference? My plan is to put a permanent cold frame over one of my docks (8x16) with a 3ft bed on either side. It would be completely enclosed using pvc hoops and clear plastic with framed walls at each end, one end with a door. It would not be tall enough to walk in, maybe only 5 ft at the center, just enough to get in and sit down in a chair to work the beds.
Will this warm up in the summer enough to have a chance at growing peppers, cherry tomatoes, maybe even strawberries?
My plan is to grow hot vegetables in the green house during the summer and then salad greens during the winter.
Will the green house even be functional without direct sunlight through most of the winter? Does it need direct sunlight to heat up?
I’ve had a few tents down on the dock in the last few years and they do heat up some in the winter, and run you right out in the summer, typically too hot to sit in from about 10am to 4pm.