An oscillating fan will also help distribute the pollen in a greenhouse, and extra heat will help extend the growing season.
As temperatures climb, some plants can’t tolerate the heat in a greenhouse this time of year.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski also has some hints for keeping our garlic going until harvest later this summer.
Master Gardener Ed Buyarski reminds us to ventilate our greenhouse, harvest our garlic and raspberries, deadhead any finished flowers, and eradicate all slugs.
Thin out plant stems and leave the doors open to promote ventilation and prevent fungus and disease.
Use clear plastic sheeting to warm up the soil in your planting beds and use Reemay garden fabric to moderate light and temperature in your greenhouse.
This weekend’s to-do list includes garden plot clean up, tool refurbishment, seed starts, and making an appointment with your chiropractor.
Greenhouses could make local fruits and vegetables more available year-round, but they’re energy intense. In the Midwest, some growers tap into the Earth’s internal heat to warm the structures.
As the end of the garden season draws near, it’s time to clip new budding flowers on tomato plants and thin out some branches and leaves.
Aphids, ants and spider mites are common pests that may infest greenhouse vegetable plants.