[Market-farming] Greenhouse vs hoophouse

Road's End Farm organic87 at frontiernet.net
Mon Mar 2 09:26:54 EST 2015

I do most of the germinating indoors, on heat mats for those crops that require it, and move flats out to the greenhouse once the seedlings come up. The very earliest starts (onions, parsley, etc.) stay inside until the unheated greenhouse is fairly reliably above freezing -- the polycarbonate provides several degrees of frost protection.

I have automatic vents in the greenhouse. So far that's been enough to prevent overheating. Mine is located where it gets shade in the middle of the day once the trees leaf out.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:57 AM, Richard Robinson wrote:

> 1. seed starting requires electricity, and ideally, a relatively constant (warm) temperature. Indoors is great for that. OTOH, you'll need less lighting outdoors.

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