Question of the day: Growing in an unheated greenhouse for zone 5

Today’s question is brought to you by Nancy and Tom who have an underutilized greenhouse.  After a site visit we discovered things that were working well along with a huge greenhouse being unused.

Be sure to check out their clever watering system using pvc pipe and quick connecters for homemade drip irrigation.  For less than $100.00, this brilliant set up makes for quick, direct watering while maintaining water conservation methods.

Nancy and Tom’s home made drip irrigation system using pvc pipe, threaded couplers, wood blocks, valves, quick disconnects.  All these materials can be found at your local Ace Hardware for less than $100.00 for your entire garden!
watering system

This helpful video is ideal for growing winter crops utilizing an unheated greenhouse in the Pacific Northwest.  Brought to you by our friends at One Yard Revolution, follow these helpful tips to grow a bountiful and varied harvest.

Crops to grow for a winter harvest:

Under One Layer of Protection
Dandelion Greens
French Sorrel Giant Red Mustard Greens
Good King Henry
Mustard Greens
Perpetual Spinach
Sea Kale
Tree Collards

Two Layers of Protection
Dandelion Greens
Dinosaur Kale
Egyptian Walking Onions
Garlic Chives
Georgia Collards
Giant Red Mustard Greens
Italian Dandelion Greens
Lettuce (Black Seeded Simpson)
Lettuce (Romaine)
Mustard Greens
Perpetual Spinach
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Red Veined Sorrel
Tree Collards
Vates Kale

One Yard Revolution is all about growing a lot of food on a little land using sustainable organic methods, while keeping costs and labor at a minimum. Emphasis is placed on improving soil quality with compost and mulch. No store-bought fertilizers, soil amendments, pesticides, compost activators, etc. are used.


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