Lettuce All Winter Long

It’s easy to think that in order to get crop through the winter you need expressive heating and tons of cover, but for many of us that’s probably not the case. We grow lettuce year round and often dip into the singe digits throughout the winter months. In this video is what we do. how do you grow lettuce in the winter? Well… here’s that video.

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26 Comments

  1. Natasha Prakhina on December 4, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    Great info! That was very helpful. Gratitude to you and all you do.

  2. D. House on December 4, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Also for those without a hoop house or in need of extra space, poly low tunnels in the field will also keep your established lettuce alive and well.

  3. matthew clifford on December 4, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    iam not sure you mentioned the actual harvest method. Is it like charles dowding where you just pick the outer leaves?

  4. HoboGardenerBen on December 4, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    For smaller gardens they could do like One Yard Revolution in Chicago and have cold frames inside of a his small high tunnel greenhouse. For that crazy arctic blast a couple winters ago he put row cover on the greens inside the cold frames and pretty much everything made it through. His soil is also crazy good because of years of leaf mulch in the beds and wood chips in the paths. Much more care per square area than most farms would be able to match. But maybe not, I am just guessing about that last bit. Good channel, just found it a couple weeks ago. Same stuff I’ve learned from other people and channels but cool to get the farm perspective. I’m a gardener, not a farmer, but I value that perspective.

  5. Open Coop on December 4, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks! What zone are you in? When you mentioned planting in Oct, I’m thinking you’re much warmer than my 6b.

  6. Hillbilly Homestead wv on December 4, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Enjoy all your video’s. Very helpful. With the fungal issues will neem oil help to control it? Along with air flow .on my lettuce .

  7. tm d on December 4, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Sorry i missed what zone this is in.

  8. Plant Based Gabriel on December 4, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Great tips! Get it grown by Winter and enjoy all season long!

  9. pb of avl on December 4, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for mentioning you are dropping the pay wall. Good on you! It didn’t feel right and I’m glad to see you embracing the spirit of open sharing and education even more.!.

  10. theshwong on December 4, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Have you ever looked into Woodleaf Farms/Helen Atthowe/Carl Rosato? From what I understand; they use a perennial living mulch/ground-cover system that is very interesting. (http://www.veganicpermaculture.com/)

  11. Clint on December 4, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Love the sound of the light rain…

  12. jessebq on December 4, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    i am in san antonio tx i wonder what the results would be. sounds like a good adventure

  13. Tim Vetters on December 4, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    How do you manage irrigation in the high tunnel when the temperatures get extremely cold without the lines and components freezing?

  14. Sherry Lu on December 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    What’s your garden zone?

  15. Charlie Wainger and Rain Dog Farm on December 4, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    This is some of the best advice I’ve come across

  16. Rose A on December 4, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    I grew an amazing variety last year called Winter Density from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Grew it in January and it was fantastic in a zone 6 unheated high tunnel. I don’t grow to sell, but that lettuce popped right back after it was harvested. Thank you for these videos.

  17. tannenbaum on December 4, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Jesse, can you talk about the build and brand of the greenhouse you’re standing in. Love the new format with more videis.

  18. Neil Calliou on December 4, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    You’re blessed to be in the zone , you are . To be able to do that. Here in greasy Alberta. I’m going to have to heat and light mine.

  19. VagabondAnne on December 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Can you write out the name of that lovely red-tinged butter lettuce, and say where you got seeds for it? Skyfose?I love that type. Thanks!

  20. Greg Thompson on December 4, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    Applaud your decision to drop Patrion. Keeping it real is what viewers love.

  21. The Citystead on December 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    More like winter harvesting and keeping alive 😄

  22. Mary McAndrew on December 4, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Thanks for the great video and ideas to try. I was wondering, in your tunnel it looks like you have the fleece you mentioned, on the place you’d walk to get down the rows. Is that what it is? And I was curious why you don’t maybe roll it back along the tunnel wall so you can walk on the paths? I hope to have a tunnel someday so I like learning about how to use them.

  23. Laurence Jarrett-Kerr on December 4, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    How do you manage the harvesting and successions for your winter salads?

  24. No-Till Growers on December 4, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    After editing this I realized a couple more tips I could add:
    – Double poly on the tunnel
    – healthy soil – heathy soil has been shown to make plants more resilient.

    What else?! Add it in the comments!

  25. Cole Hertwig on December 4, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Very educational bro. What do you think about adding calcium like oyster shell? For extra frost resilience

  26. dan dan on December 4, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    At what point during the winter do you suggest to lower the sides/close the door? I imagine to keep the fans on… ty

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