In this post discover cold crops to grow during the winter months as shared in a Live Stream about Growing North. Be sure to click to the bottom to leave comments and check out Brens’ recommended crops.
Growing North Presentation
The presentation in the video below was streamed live on the BLAB network. This was during the early days of free live streaming in 2015 so quality of the video isn’t the best. However, you can scroll down on this page to see the crops that were recommended during this show.
Find this video on Growing in the Dome Playlist on YouTube.com
Important Notes From Live Stream
- During the presentation, Pam of Growing North and Bren shared these links.
Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius using this Chart: http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm
- Geodesic Bio Dome Information: Link
- Weather Station to document daily temperatures
- Triple Wall Greenhouse Covering
Below are the plants Pam and I discussed during the 1-hour presentation that we recommend during the winter season in a dome or covered greenhouse.
Lettuce is a plant that will LIVE in cold but needs light to “grow”. A few of my favorite lettuces to grow are Sandy, Buttercrunch and Mesclun. I have been growing lettuce during the winter months for over 10 years successfully.
There are many different varieties of arugula. Most of the new varieties are easy to grow quickly unlike the native plant. Arugula is one of my top 3 MUST grow in the geodesic biodome during the winter season.
Brassicas: Cabbage, Broccoli, and Kale
These plants need space for their roots but grow wonderfully during the cold season. I enjoy the fresh and sweet flavor that these plants have when grown in the cool season.
The image above is Russian Kale growing in my geodesic biodome during the early days of Winter.
Will live in cold, but needs more light to “grow”.
Most of the herbs that live in the geodesic dome and greenhouse are their to live. New growth will begin once the temperatures rise well above freezing and days get longer with the sun.
- Parsley / Celery
- Vit Mache (Corn Salad)
Are you anxious to garden year-round or just want a cool place to enjoy fresh greens? Do you grow year-round in a hoop, greenhouse or dome? I’d love to connect with you so please comment below.