October 26, 2011

the wintergreens project

This project is looking at the practicality of growing lettuces, asian greens and other lovely salad greens in UNH greenhouses during the next two winter seasons.

Producing high yields of cool-loving crops would be beneficial for everyone.  Consumer demand for local produce is increasing, especially in the winter.  Most farmers are unable to keep up with the winter demand and can be hesitant to experiment during the cold months when heating is expensive.   

Of course you can grow plants in greenhouses you say- that is the point of a greenhouse.  What we are going to be looking at is how to use greenhouses without adding much additional heat, no additional light and using materials commonly used on a farm.  

On this blog we will be tracking our trials and successes through the winter and spring.     

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