Home & Small-Scale Greenhouse Program on March 21, 2019

Today more and more homeowners and beginning small-scale farmers are growing bedding plants, vegetable transplants, and house plants in greenhouses. The structures are usually small in size but can be as large as a small commercial grower’s greenhouse.

March 21, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon

Piscataquis County Extension Office

165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

UMaine Extension will be hosting a program on Home and Small-Scale Greenhouses with Dr. Matt Wallhead, UMaine Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist.

Greenhouses, hoop houses or high tunnels may be the best way to add at least a month on either end of the season or make winter crops possible. They can allow for greater control over the growing environment of plants when managed well.

A home greenhouse can be a simple, polyethylene-covered framework that can be put together in one afternoon for less than one hundred dollars or it can be a six-thousand dollar plus, prefabricated structure.

Come and learn the technical specification of a greenhouse and key factors which may be controlled including temperature, levels of light and shade, irrigation, fertilizer application, and atmospheric humidity as well as planting schedules and crop selection.

Cost is $10, pre-registration is required. To register online, online registration 

To register by phone, for more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact the Extension office at 207.564.3301 or email Anette Moulton at anette.moulton@maine.edu