Greenhouse Gardening 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Want to know how to get the most out of your greenhouse? Kareen Erbe explains the various uses of a small greenhouse on her permaculture homestead, plus:

• Where to place your greenhouse, relative to other parts of your garden and yard
• Ventilation tips for your greenhouse
• What to grow in your greenhouse
• How to seed your early-season vegetables
• When and how to water your seeds

A small greenhouse is a great addition to your garden, especially in a cold climate, enabling you to plant and harvest early season spring greens, grow out your seedlings, plant hot crops like tomatoes and peppers and even get a fall harvest.

Learn more about greenhouse gardening in cold climates:

→ Tour Kareen’s Greenhouse Garden Bed:
→ Tour Kareen’s Permaculture Greenhouse »
→ Greenhouse Growing Tips and Tricks:


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→ 5 Tips to Get your Garden Started, plus regular updates and videos with growing tips, upcoming workshops and much more »


Want to eat from your garden 365 days each year, ​even in a cold climate?

Join Broken Ground’s Resilient Homestead Program, an 8-week online program (with 1:1 and group elements) for people who want to develop a comprehensive site plan AND get the tools and knowledge to implement it.

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About Kareen

Master Gardener Kareen Erbe of Broken Ground helps people living in cold climates grow their own food so they can eat healthier, live more sustainably, and be more self-reliant. Through her Resilient Homestead Program, Starter Garden Workshop, Online Edible Backyards Series, and 1:1 consultations, Kareen is committed to getting as many people as possible building a resilient life that enables them to not only live their values and connect to their community but to feed their families safe and healthy food.


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