I am sure that most of us are now harvesting the last of our summer crops, yet it seems like only yesterday that we were sowing seeds. So now is a good time to plan ahead and decide what we will do better or different for next year.
I have promised to get myself a heated propagator to get a head start and then to try and get a 'greenhouse within my greenhouse' once they have been transplanted. I am also going to try to insulate the lower part of my poly tunnel as much as I can, making a second skin with bubble wrap, or some other similar insulation material.
Here is a good way to give extra protection to young plants, notice the small night-lite candles for a little heat when there is a really cold night, which should just keep the frost off of the plants.
(pictures courtesy of BiboWaggins)
Once the harshness of winter is over, Sherry moves her plants into more natural surroundings in the greenhouse. Sherry does live in Alaska, so you can understand why she has to share her house with her plants, so as to have plants mature enough for the short summer. The tomatoes are moved into the greenhouse in May, and the first frost can occur from the start of September.