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Toronto Greenhouse
Dagmar's Project

As soon as I heard about the problems at the Japanese nuclear plants in March, I covered my vegetable garden soil to protect it from the radiation that would come here via air currents and rain. The garden was kept covered until I could get the greenhouses up. 

This is my first year with a greenhouse and so I have a steep learning curve to go through since they contain a lot more heat than plants would normally be used to. At ground level it shouldn't be too bad though.

I have planted tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, artichokes, zucchini, beans - bush style, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, cauliflower. Some plants — like lettuce tend to bolt if it gets too warm so I have planted them to the north side of my greenhouse. Because my garden space is actually reduced now with the greenhouses I am going to have to plant smaller rows, but more often, for things like lettuce and swiss chard, so that I have continuous crops.

I live in Toronto and the weather definitely gets cold up here in the winter. I expect that I will be able to extend my growing season somewhat — depending on the weather.

Pictures Below Take June 5

Tomatoes and Zucchini - above June 5
Below June 20th

Planted May 18

Seedlings: Swiss Chard, Lettuce, and Beans
Planted May 22-23

Twelve Days Later

Harvest July 9
Tomatoes July 9
Beans July 9