It may not quite feel like spring with all of the snow on the ground, but there are a few things you can do to prepare your greenhouse in advance for your early spring gardening
- First, decide on what seed variety you want to have in your greenhouse or garden for the season. You can prep your seeds by soaking them in fungicide, which will prevent fungus during growth when they may be sitting on a heat mat inside your greenhouse.
- Start some of your bulbs by potting them if you didn’t get a chance to plant them in the fall. You can get them caught up with the season by putting them in a cooler area of your greenhouse.
- Some of your seeds may need 16 to 18 hours of light, so now is a good time to prep your lighting for the new season. You will want to check how much daylight your seeds will need in order to keep your sprouts small and avoid stretching. Now is also a good time to check on the ventilation systems in your greenhouse before temperatures rise too much.
- To help early growth get started, begin cuttings from new shoots. To do this, cut the stem from an angle, dip the bottom into a rooting hormone, place it into a horticube, and put it on a heating mat or tray until it has rooted.
Above all, make sure you wait to plant anything outdoors until your ground temperature does not fall below 70 degrees (unless it’s a plant that enjoys the cold). With these tips in mind, you’ll be ready for the to start planting as soon as the spring thaw hits.