. Preparing Your Garden for Winter #Garden_for_Winter #Top_Garden #Smart_Garden_for_Winter

(Editor’s note: Neil Moran wrote North Country Gardening seven years before Cold Climate Gardening got started. I asked him to share what he’s learned since building his greenhouse.

Winter Growing: Heating Greenhouses Winter GreenhouseKeep your winter greenhouse productive with these heating and heat-conserving ideas.

Winter Growing: Heating Your Greenhouse

There are as many ways to heat your greenhouse as there are greenhouses, and some of the new energy-conscious heating techniques (fuel is expensive!) are promising if not proven.

Even a small greenhouse needs to be heated.  Heating idea with water in jugs or barrels

How to Heat a Greenhouse During the Winter With Water

The purpose of a greenhouse is to provide an environment for frost-tender or exotic plants to continue to thrive during the colder weather of winter. A greenhouse is also used to extend the growing .

When we started our adventure of building (well more rebuilding) a 4 season greenhouse, we were sure that heating would be the most important ingredient in keeping the greenhouse from freezing in the winter. Guess what, it is not. Are you surprised? Well, we did not expect that too. But ...

2 Top Things to Keep a Greenhouse From Freezing

When we started our adventure of building (well, more like rebuilding) a 4 season greenhouse, we were sure that heating would be the most important ingredient in keeping the greenhouse from freezing in the winter. Guess what, it is not. Are you surprised?

Winter Growing in a Greenhouse - best explanation of the anatomy of a greenhouse that I've ever seen

Winter Growing in a Greenhouse - best explanation of the anatomy of a greenhouse that Ive ever seen

Old doors and windows green house

20 Ideas to Recycle Old Wood Windows for Green Building with Salvaged Wood and Glass

Our dream is to have a yard large enough to have a greenhouse. I this this one made from old windows and doors.

In the summer, and even in other months in warmer climates, keeping the air inside a greenhouse cool is the main goal. Read this article to find out more about ventilating your greenhouse.

Greenhouse Ventilation Info – Controlling Greenhouse Temps

Ventilating Greenhouses: Types Of Greenhouse Ventilation - In the summer, and even in other months in warmer climates, keeping the air inside a greenhouse cool is the main goal. Read this article to find out more about ventilating your greenhouse.

Defy winter and grow your vegetables year-round, even after the first frost.  http://eastcoastliving.ca/2011/11/gardening-winter11/

Halifax gardener Niki Jabbour checks on her mini hoop tunnel that lets her grow veggies all winter long. Sheets of plastic let the sun shine in while protecting tender shoots from snow, wind and temperature dips. Photo by Joseph De Sciose

I like this is the type of greenhouse. It's just the write size to take care of the job of keeping the seeds warm. It would also be helpful to keep my kids and dog out of my plantings.

Simply Country Life - /maybe just a touch of country: A greenhouse just in time for Spring. Old windows and cypress lumber.

Using window wells for greenhouse beds

Using window wells for greenhouse beds

5 Considerations for Year-Round Greenhouse Growing -MOTHER EARTH NEWS

5 Considerations for Year-Round Greenhouse Growing - Organic Gardening

Inexpensive, temporary cold frame for those without a garden greenhouse, from http://urbanhomesteaders.tumblr.com/post/51472948123/how-to-build-an-inexpensive-cold-frame-in-under-30

21 DIY Greenhouses with Great Tutorials

How to build a cheap cold frame in under 30 minutes with no tools? Straw bales and old windows. Wish I had some old windows laying around!

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