I have been asked many times about our pit greenhouse and how to harvest during the winter months. The following video links, book recommendations etc. helped me learn about gardening in the winter months. Although these are not pit greenhouses they do show different ways to harvest successfully from garden successfully in the winter.
Note, I am not saying grow in the winter. Plants do not grow when there is less than 6 hours of daylight. We grow what we want to harvest before our daylight hours drop below 6 so we do not have to add seasonal lighting. There have been years (when I planted to late) that we added seasonal lighting to our greenhouse.
Four Season Harvest
Eliot Coleman is fascinating. His I’d love to know 1/2 of what he does about gardening. I have watched many of his videos and highly recommend them. The one I have linked to here talks about winter gardening, but there are many more. I also purchased his book The Winter Harvest Handbook.
OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening
Another interesting video to watch about winter greens is this video from OYR Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening. He shows a great inexpensive way to build a double row cover for a raised bed. His slow easy explanations and design ideas are worth exploring. It is the same philosophy that I use in my pit greenhouse – two row covers. But I have the heat of the earth to help where his design does not. It is another way to harvest in the winter.
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I have enjoyed Elliot Coleman. I will add interesting videos from him as I find them.