Table of Contents
Glasshouses, Greenhouses and Hot Houses
Cloches and the Greenhouse Effect
Watering under Cloches
Choosing the Right Site
Time to Sow
Some Easily Grown vegetables under Glass
General Bed Making Tip
Dwarf Beans and French Beans
Carrots and Radishes
The first time I saw a glass greenhouse in a mountain area, where the weather was very harsh, and still vegetables were being grown under such inclement conditions, I began to wonder – how many of us can really afford a glass greenhouse, especially when the materials are so expensive.
That is why I am writing this book to tell you about how you can use cloches and glass in your vegetable garden, and get plenty of fresh vegetables all the year round, even when it is -10° outside.
Glass covers to force vegetables and fruit much before their normal, natural seasonal harvest time, as well as protection have been in long usage for centuries.
It has been noticed that tomatoes are one of the best of all indoor crops for even a newbie gardener and if you are growing them under glass, they are going to be of a higher quality than those grown outdoors. Also, the harvest is going to be earlier than the one which you are going to expect from your outdoor crop.
Remember that when you are making a glass house, you are giving your plants an opportunity to grow in a temperature which, though artificially controlled is making an atmosphere as if they are growing outside, in one particular season.
I have already written a book about Introduction to Sustainable Greenhouse Gardening http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Sustainable-Greenhouse-GardeningGrowing/dp/1511775696/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440090110&sr=8-1&keywords=greenhouse+gardening+dueep, for all those people who like constructing things in their garden for protecting their plants and growing out of season things, even in winter.
This book is going to give you more information, about the types of vegetables you can grow in these glasshouses – under glass – or under cloches, where you are going to get the greenhouse effect in a limited space.