Welcome to our greenhouse!

This post is sponsored by Hayneedle who helped us build a greenhouse so we can grow vegetables in the Winter! All opinions are my own. 

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse!  Go green and grow your own! 

I have been so excited to show you what we’ve been doing on the land!  Garden season ended a few months ago so that’s why there there hasn’t  been as many beautiful vegetables to show, but not to worry – we’re still growing! In February! In 10 degree temperature! In the snow!  Thanks to a greenhouse we’re all set up to grow our hearts out 365 days a year now!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

When we had our rooftop garden going we had a small greenhouse that left us able to grow broccoli, bok choy and kale during the Winter months. Once we moved the garden Upstate I was already thinking about Winter growing during the first year.   Because we’re Upstate in the Catskill Mountains we had some things to seriously consider about the greenhouse.  1) It gets really cold.  2)  It gets really snowy.  3)  It gets really windy.    So I investigated greenhouses and figured the Palram HG56 Glory Greenhouse would be best for our situation.  We got it in the 12L x 8W ft size which is more than enough for what we need.     Due to the strong wind on our property, we installed the anchor kit to ensure the greenhouse wasn’t going anywhere. Inside the greenhouse we put down a ground cover and a few bags of drainage rocks on top.

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Since this is our first Winter growing there I have plenty of time to figure out our season but right now I’m focusing on being able to start seeds, growing hearty green vegetables and transplanting plants from the outside garden to the greenhouse once Winter hits.    As you can see below I transplanted all of our garden kale into the greenhouse which I’m proud to say has been growing amazing!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

By the way did you spot that special pack of seeds on the table above?  I can’t wait to grow our Monster Pumpkin seeds!  I saved seeds from our surprise Monsters this year, so we’ll have generations of this pumpkin family in years to come!
Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Inside, I filled the greenhouse with heavy duty shelves that could hold pots and a wide selection of garden supplies (like my gorgeous watering container!). I really love the modern tables with two shelves that hold supplies on the lower tier, but more importantly hold our growing seeds on top.

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

And of course there’s a shelf for Miss Froggy Girl.  I brought everyone inside the greenhouse for the Winter.
Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

We have two Snap & Grow Nature Auto Vents installed on the top of the greenhouse that automatically open up and vent when it gets too hot or too cold, which is great for us as weekend visitors. This helps us grow strong seeds that will lead to big vegetables!
Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Lastly, here’s a quick before and after.  Doesn’t the greenhouse look like a perfect fit?  Also isn’t it crazy how dramatically different Summer and Winter looks?
Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Hope you guys liked seeing what’s happening on the land in the Winter!  Stay tuned for our seed plans for 2017!  If you’re interested in getting a greenhouse set up check out my styleboard for all the products we used and more recommendations. 
Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own!

Make gardening season last year round with a greenhouse! Go green and grow your own in the Winter!

This post is sponsored by Hayneedle who helped us build a greenhouse so we can grow vegetables in the Winter! All opinions are my own. 

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  • Wow this looks great and how cool that you can grow all Winter long! I was wondering what you guys were up to during the cold months!

    • Thanks Carol, it’s been a little quiet since we don’t go to the land as much as in the Winter. It’s been getting alot of snow this season which keeps us away. Can’t wait for Spring!

  • I’ve been telling my husband that we should invest in a greenhouse to extend our gardening season.. maybe I should show him this post! Thank you!

  • Our community garden is looking to get a greenhouse this Spring and we need something that is sturdy and won’t blow over. Thanks for the link to this one, I’m going to read more into it to see how it could work.

  • Love, love the greenhouse. I so want one this year. I wish my thumbs were a little shade of green that your’s are my friend.

  • Well… this came just at the right time for me! Literally, a breath of fresh air & a promise of things to come. I leave this comment to you while a blizzard is happening outside my window here in southern Vermont. Always so much fun to see what you guys are up to.
    Thanks for the update❤

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