Workshop Session: Saturday I
Even in the dead of winter, you can grow high quality greens and vegetables to create an income stream when the competition is scarce. We’ll talk about fast-growing crops, like baby greens, shoots, and microgreens, that excel in a passive solar deep winter greenhouse. We’ll discuss crops, varieties, and successes and failures in this unique growing environment. Then we’ll look at a winter rotation for hoop houses—the sweetness of most winter crops can’t be beat!
Brooke Knisley grows certified organic apples, garlic, veggies, storage crops, and greens grown in a passive solar deep winter greenhouse at Alternative Roots Farm in Minnesota.
Bill Warner has been growing produce in hoop houses on his Wisconsin farm since 1990. He is on the Dane County Food Council and engaged with the community on food issues.