When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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Isolation boredom combined with food hording has me thinking that I'll build and use a small greenhouse this year to maximize garden production.

We don't have a huge garden space so this will be a small greenhouse, probably not one that you can stand in/enter.

Never done the greenhouse thing before so would like to know how soon is too soon, along with any other advice you may have.
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Re: When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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I don't know much about greenhouses but have you started growing seeds or veggie cuttings from the windowsills yet?
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Re: When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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Rona has a small greenhouse if you don't feel like buying material and building one. Neighbour has one and she loves it. Bought one for a friend 5-6 years ago and she's been using it every year.

https://www.rona.ca/en/4-tier-mini-greenhouse-49555113
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Re: When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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Interestingthings wrote:I don't know much about greenhouses but have you started growing seeds or veggie cuttings from the windowsills yet?


Nope. Time to start?

oneh2obabe wrote:Rona has a small greenhouse if you don't feel like buying material and building one. Neighbour has one and she loves it. Bought one for a friend 5-6 years ago and she's been using it every year.

https://www.rona.ca/en/4-tier-mini-greenhouse-49555113


Thanks for the suggestion. Part of the entertainment is in the building plus I have some scrap wood and plastic sheeting I can use at home.
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Re: When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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Yep! At least I think so. Try some YouTube tutorials! You can buy seeds and plants off here on castanet in the classifieds too! Or using a tutorial or two and veggies at home you could try planting too!
Here are some guides I found, dunno how good the top one is though:
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Re: When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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I have used as little as 2 pallets, a couple of 2x4s and a roll of heavy plastic.

It all depends upon on what you want to accomplish. I used mine for a holding area after sprouting the plants in the house. Sprouts and seedlings need high humidity and consistent warmth.
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Re: When is it too early to put seed/plants in a greenhouse?

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Good ???s
Sprouting takes what? 2 weeks? then they go into dirt?
Still way to cold in April unless in a structure, but may still get heavy frost til May
Veggies may get a full life cycle indoors this year

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