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greens in the winter..windowsill

 
Brenda Groth
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I have enjoyed fresh greens this wniter by planting mesclun and mixed lettuces in large planter on the windowsill in the house..so much nicer than having to buy your salads ..esp since we have had our worse winter here in many many decades. I think I'll try planting more green living things to eat in the house next winter...already have my herbs in 72 pots in the house for seed starting for 2014 garden.
 
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That sounds wonderful, Brenda. This is the first winter we have not had greens in the garden to pick. Our winter was much colder and more snow and ice covered than I ever remember, so what we had was either frozen or under heavy snow cover and flattened...I am going to have to work on more protected areas and also greens in my kitchen window. Chickweed is usually one of our 'staple' winter greens and even it browned out and is just getting lush again.
 
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I'm thinking of building a 2nd greenhouse, this one off of my garage with a door inside the garage out to it..thus..no having to shovel out the greenhouse in the winter.

the greenhouse I have now I find it difficult to get to when we have several feet of snow, too hard to shovel to..but with a door into the garage that would solve that problem

I have a SE wall of the garageg and I have 2 6' sliding doors double pane and 2 6' w by 5' high double pane sliding windows..so I could build a 6x12 addition to the side of the garage for a greenhouse, there is a 3' overhang eave so it would only have half of it glazed..i'd buy double wall polycarbonate for the roof beyond overhang..and i have a spare all glass storm/screen door to put access into garage..this is a plan..i could fit a 4x8 at least raised bed inside the greenhouse with a 2' path on 3 side for good access..and set some pots on the paths.
 
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