Little plants in February?

17 Feb

Despite the lack of blog posts, we have been doing stuff on our little greenhouse project. Not much, admittedly, but stuff nonetheless. For instance, during the long, slow season of winter, we discussed a long-term plan for the project and helped some middle schoolers get projects started inside for the spring.

And then there was yesterday. 39 degrees outside; 104 degrees inside. Yep, that’s right. A 65 degree temperature difference. We all rushed out to the greenhouse to bask in the heat, and then promptly opened all the doors up and ushered a cold breeze inside. Oh yeah, we also planted up 72 row feet in greens for our spring CSA program. It’s exciting to think that spring is finally here, in the greenhouse at least.

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5 Responses to “Little plants in February?”

  1. Sherkev March 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    When will you be harvesting anything?

    • ARTech Greenhouse April 5, 2011 at 11:54 am #

      Soon, soon! We’re thinking two weeks from now, maybe earlier for the radishes and some spinach. Hopefully we’ll have pictures up shortly. 🙂

  2. bwca1515 March 4, 2011 at 7:05 am #

    This should be updated. We have way more plants now.

  3. Michelle Martin February 25, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Why was there such a difference? Were you expecting the green house to reach 104 degrees? This may be a naive question, but what’s going to happen in warmer months?

    • ARTech Greenhouse February 28, 2011 at 8:36 am #

      We aren’t totally sure why there was such a difference; we’re thinking it’s because it was warm and really sunny outside. Once we get to warmer months, we’re going to have to find a way to cool the greenhouse so that the plants don’t roast. One contact we have said that, all closed up, their greenhouse reaches 140 degrees in the summer.

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