Greenhouse

The two greenhouses attached to the building have been here since it was built back in the 1950’s. We have had to do a little remodeling in them, such as a new heating system. We use one of those greenhouses through the winter for various plants we winter over.

We have four hoop-house greenhouses in the back yard. They are used primarily April through June. By July they are pretty well emptied out.

We start growing annuals early in the year, usually February. Our main greenhouses begin to fill with plants in March. Honestly, there is no better feeling than walking into the greenhouse on a sunny February day and feeling the topical warmth and that earthy smell. When you live in this very cold northland, that feeling is very much appreciated.

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Fun Fact

The first greenhouse was built around 30 AD by piecing together tiny thin bits of translucent mica for the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who liked to have cucumbers out of season. In the 16th century practical greenhouses were being built in France to grow tropical medicinal herbs. Greenhouse and heating technology continued to advance into Victorian times when elaborate structures were built such as the Palace of Versailles and the Conservatory at Kew Gardens.