Here is our experience, success and failures after having a perennial greenhouse in a Northern Michigan climate. I share everything with your both good and bad.When we first started out we only had part of the roof covered the first winter. I am actually happy that this happened because that winter part of the greenhouse was covered in snow and the other part was not. We lost the herbs in the part that was not covered in snow.The reason for this is because snow insulates the plants during the harsh temperatures of winter. And as the snow melts on occasion, it waters the plants just enough to keep them alive and well. So snow on your plants in winter is beneficial.But when you take away the snow by putting a roof on the greenhouse, you must insulate the plants and water them over winter yourself. Most perennials will die off above the ground over winter and just the roots will survive. In the Spring they will grow back once more. But if they freeze down deep and do not get enough water in winter, the roots will die as well.Now that our greenhouse is fully covered, we must be sure to both insulate our plants with straw and water them occasionally.We are not yet trying to grow food all year round in this greenhouse but rather give ourselves a warmer growing zone so we can have herbs that normally will not survive our winters. We are in Zone 4b and our greenhouse gives us about a zone 5.Our greenhouse also gives us about two to three more months of growing season by keeping it warmer in spring and fall. This allows us to start seedlings earlier and also keep plants alive in the fall much later before we have to take them into our house.Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my daily videos.Troyhttp://www.thedoityourselfworld.comhttp://www.theoffgridproject.comThe Do It Yourself World and The Off Grid Project are trademarks under The Do It Yourself World LLC-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHECK OUT OUR OTHER CHANNELS:Off Grid Homesteading With Melanie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFRwlShDuXP5WXdtXV15rAQThe Do It Yourself World Electronics: https://www.diytube.video/channel/2/TR Tech Tactical & Survival: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPdsvwahC2wh8lvWs6ud4g-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join our Patreon account for special videos and footage, prizes, gifts and more: https://www.patreon.com/TheDoItYourselfWorldJoin DIY Tube Video Community and get paid for just about everything you do on there.http://www.diytube.video-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Note: Copying this video, in part or in full, is a violation of copyright unless the user has express permission from the owner. Violation of this copyright will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.If you make a purchase of a product through a link that I provide I may earn a small commission on that purchase. Thank you.I do not get paid to endorse products although I may, at times, review a product given to me for free. I am not paid for my reviews. If I purchase a product myself for review I will disclose that in the video. - Homesteading - 38949The Do It Yourself World

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Our Experience After 4 Years In Our Perennial Greenhouse

Our Experience After 4 Years In Our Perennial Greenhouse

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Here is our experience, success and failures after having a perennial greenhouse in a Northern Michigan climate. I share everything with your both good and bad.

When we first started out we only had part of the roof covered the first winter. I am actually happy that this happened because that winter part of the greenhouse was covered in snow and the other part was not. We lost the herbs in the part that was not covered in snow.

The reason for this is because snow insulates the plants during the harsh temperatures of winter. And as the snow melts on occasion, it waters the plants just enough to keep them alive and well. So snow on your plants in winter is beneficial.

But when you take away the snow by putting a roof on the greenhouse, you must insulate the plants and water them over winter yourself. Most perennials will die off above the ground over winter and just the roots will survive. In the Spring they will grow back once more. But if they freeze down deep and do not get enough water in winter, the roots will die as well.

Now that our greenhouse is fully covered, we must be sure to both insulate our plants with straw and water them occasionally.

We are not yet trying to grow food all year round in this greenhouse but rather give ourselves a warmer growing zone so we can have herbs that normally will not survive our winters. We are in Zone 4b and our greenhouse gives us about a zone 5.

Our greenhouse also gives us about two to three more months of growing season by keeping it warmer in spring and fall. This allows us to start seedlings earlier and also keep plants alive in the fall much later before we have to take them into our house.

Thanks for watching. Please Subscribe & follow my daily videos.

Troy
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