Winter Growing Guide | JSS Advantage | August 2014
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JSS Advantage | August 2014
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Winter Growing
Winter Growing

When temperatures and day length drop, your harvest season need not come to a full stop. As more growers construct high tunnels on their farms and participate in winter markets, we are frequently asked,

"What can I plant to harvest in winter, and when should I plant it?"

To begin, it is helpful to distinguish between the two main winter growing strategies. The first group you harvest in winter, the second group you leave in place over the winter to produce an early spring crop.
Winter Harvest Crops are planted in late summer or early fall, primarily in high tunnels, for harvest throughout the winter.
Overwintered Crops are planted in the fall or winter, often outside in the field or under low tunnels, and left in place for the earliest possible spring harvest.

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A Guide to Winter Harvest Crops &
Overwintering for Spring Harvest
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Winter Growing Scheduling Guidelines to Planting the Winter High Tunnel
Ten Hours of Daylight
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The key to scheduling your plantings is to identify when your winter days reach less than ten hours in length...
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Winter Growing Winter Production in the High Tunnel, »
Fundamentals of high tunnel design need to be observed to construct a tunnel that will survive snow load, capture optimal sunlight...
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Story4 Scheduling Guidelines for Overwintered Crops »
Overwintering entails establishing very young plants that can survive the winter and resume growth extra early the following spring...
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Story5 Protection Methods for Overwintering Using Low Tunnels »
Quick Hoops made of bent steel conduit or EMT (electrical metal tubing) are positioned over crops to be overwintered...
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Story5 Focus on Crops for Winter Growing »
A recent New England growers' meeting revealed a ranking of crops proven successful for winter growing regionally...Hardiness, adaptability to winter growing, and quality and quantity at harvest time also factor into the ranking....
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