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Extend Your Growing Season: Fall Gardening in a Yoderbilt Greenhouse

Sep 14, 2023

Extend Your Growing Season: Fall Gardening in a Yoderbilt Greenhouse

As we enter our last days of summer, we’re excited to share some tips and information about extending your growing season in your Yoderbilt Greenhouse. Fall is a magical time for greenhouse gardening, offering the perfect conditions to cultivate vegetables, vibrant flowers, and more.

1. Fall in Love with Your Yoderbilt Greenhouse

The changing seasons do not have to signal the end of your gardening. With a Yoderbilt Greenhouse, you can keep gardening throughout fall and winter. These durable structures are designed to withstand the elements, providing a cozy growing haven for your plants.

Collage of two Yoderbilt greenhouses. The one on the left has brown stain and has the double doors being held open by planters. Inside you can see two chairs. The right has gray stain with a single open door and a wooden bench inside.

2. Abundant Greens Galore

Fall is the ideal season to grow an abundance of leafy greens like kale, spinach, and Swiss chard. These cool-season crops thrive in the controlled environment of your greenhouse, ensuring a steady supply of fresh, nutrient-packed greens for your salads, sandwiches, soups and smoothies.

Collage of three images. Furthest left is a blooming lettuce plant, middle green plants in planters, and right is a woman holding lettuce in a wicker basket.

3. Blooms that Brighten Your Day

Don't let the shorter days steal your gardening joy. Planting fall-blooming flowers like chrysanthemums, asters, and pansies can add a burst of color to your greenhouse. But also fill it with geraniums, ferns, petunias and more! Enjoy the cheerful sight of blossoms even as the outdoor world fades into winter.

Vase of flowers and gardening tools on a wooden bench in a Yoderbilt Greenhouse.

4. Herbs for Culinary Delights

Extend your herb garden's life by moving it inside your Yoderbilt Greenhouse. Rosemary, thyme, and oregano (the list goes on!) continue to thrive during the fall and winter months, ensuring that your autumn and winter dishes are freshly seasoned to perfection.

A metal planter filled with green herbs sitting on the table inside a Yoderbilt greenhouse

5. Shelter for Tender Plants

If you have tender plants that can't withstand chilly nights, your Yoderbilt Greenhouse offers them a cozy shelter. Keep tropical and sensitive plants thriving well beyond their typical outdoor season.

Collage of two images, one with green plants in a wooden box, the other is various plants on wooden benches in a Yoderbilt Greenhouse.

6. Greenhouse-to-Table Delights

Fall gardening in your Yoderbilt Greenhouse means an ongoing supply of fresh, organic produce. Imagine picking ripe tomatoes, crunchy peas, and sweet bell peppers just steps from your kitchen. Farm-to-table dining has never been easier!

Soup inside a white bowl on a wooden table.

7. Cozy Greenhouse Ambiance

As the weather cools, spend some quality time in your greenhouse sanctuary. Add a comfy chair, soft lighting, and your favorite gardening playlist for a cozy and inviting atmosphere. It's the perfect place to unwind and take a breather from the day’s chaos.

Exterior of a Yoderbilt greenhouse at night with brown stain and brown metal trim. The double doors are open and lights are strung inside.