Greenhouse Update

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So I built a greenhouse a few months ago and I think it’s time to make a follow up and share some pictures of the plants growing inside.

The plants were started indoors around march and moved to the greenhouse by the end of June as soon as the risk of frost was over. Here in Whitehorse, we only have a frost free period of 82 days in average so you should not waste any precious time.

I built a wireless sensor to monitor the temperature and humidity over the internet. This sensor is also hooked to a fan that starts blowing warm air out as soon as the inside temperature goes above 30C degrees. With this set up, there is not much to do except watering frequently and giving some fertilizer once in a while (the Yukon soils are generally pour in nutrients).

Here are a few pictures of our tomatoes and other greens.


Here is a list of the plants growing in the greenhouse:

  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Italian Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Tarragon
  • French Tarragon
  • Rosemary
  • Cilantro
  • Various Peppers
  • Yellow Zucchini
  • Pickles
  • English Cucumber
  • Various Strawberries
  • Flat Parsley
  • Leaks
  • Curly Parsley
  • Green Zucchini
  • Aragula
  • Tomatoes (Coeur de Boeuf, Coeur de Pigeon, Stupice, Sun Sugar)

One Response

  1. Rysiek

    Greetings from Poland!
    Followed your project of greenhouse and have to admit it was very big surprise for me that you have <3 months of no frost. Here in our part of Central Europe we fight with morning freeze up to -3 centigrade with water or high humidity inside greenhouse. Principle is so that during temperature drop, water in the air get condensed. Its egzothermal reaction, energy in humid air during water condensation is radiating outside and warms interior of greenhouse.
    You could gain frost free few days extra! All the best!

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