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Greenhouses Galore!

We have several greenhouses throughout the property. Some old, some new, and some not yet finished. Some have fans, some have heat, some have immovable sides, and some have roll-up sides. Each modification is designed to help add just the right aide to the plants. Hope you enjoy seeing some of our growing projects. 

This super cold snowy winter was really hard on many of the plants. Some, like fig trees, died down to the ground. To help encourage growth, we have our figs covered with row cover (the same stuff that brings the strawberries on a week earlier). The fabric lets light, water, air, and heat in. Row covers are less energy efficient than a greenhouse but definitely give the plants a little boost. Unfortunately, the weather damage was so severe that we will probably have a small fig crop this year.

Peppers! Peppers are one of those plants that thrive in the greenhouses in the peak of summer so hopefully these freshly planted guys will be producing out the wazoo in a month or so…