Growing in a Greenhouse

Green house with a few plants

Growing in a Greenhouse scheduled for March 12 in Piscataquis and March 25th in Penobscot is now canceled.

We ask for your patience as we begin to process refunds for participants. Thank you for your cooperation and please do not hesitate to reach out to Anette Moulton at anette.moulton@maine.edu or 207.564.3301 if you have any questions.


Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County
165 East Main St., Dover-Foxcroft

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
10:00 AM-Noon
UMaine Extension Penobscot County
307 Maine Ave., Bangor, Maine (by the airport)

Last year we had a program on structures for home and small-scale greenhouses.

This year we are sponsoring a program with Dr. Matt Wallhead, UMaine Extension Horticultural Specialist, focused on specific crops, scheduling seeding, using plugs, transplanting, watering, common pests, pest control, and harvest. Also, the challenges of growing crops with different temperatures and moisture needs in one greenhouse as well as producing vegetables year-round.

The Growing in a Greenhouse Program will be Thursday, March 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the UMaine Extension Piscataquis County office, 165 East Main St., in Dover-Foxcroft and repeated Wednesday, March 25 from 10 am to noon at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office, 307 Maine Ave. (by the airport), Bangor.

Raised bed greenhouseToday 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.

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 as well as provide space to grow transplants for outdoor planting. Come and learn about types of plants that are typically grown in home and small-scale greenhouses, planting schedules, crop selection, fertility, watering, protection against pests, etc.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Anette Moulton at 207.564.3301 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.