Have you wondered how to grow food in cold weather? Well, I have. In our household, we are considering a move to cooler/colder climates and want to be able to be somewhat self-sustainable. So, we sometimes research what that may mean.
I ran across this post for how to build a GeoDome Greenhouse at northernhomestead.com. So far, its one of the most detailed I’ve found as far as a diy project and thought I’d share it:
When it comes to gardening in colder climates, a greenhouse is almost a must have. It extends the growing season and gives the plants a lot more heat. With a greenhouse, we can actually pick ripe tomatoes here and grow some plants that we would not be able to without one. A greenhouse can also be a great place to hang out on those cool spring days and summer nights. When we started to look out for one to build, our expectations were very high. In a northern garden we have to deal with frost, nasty winds and hail, and also loads of snow in the winter. Our days in spring and fall don’t have much direct sunlight so we need to catch every sunbeam we can. Plus, we live in town and the greenhouse in our small back yard needed to be somehow catchy. In our research we came across the GeoDome greenhouse:
Read more about tips for how to build a geodome greenhouse here: