Greenhouse covers to extend growing season

Greenhouse Covers Extend Your Winter Gardening Season

While purchasing greenhouse covers may seem like more of a springtime activity, it’s not too late to extend your growing season and prepare for winter gardening. Few gardeners are content with the length of their growing season, especially in colder, Northern climates. By constructing greenhouses and raised garden beds with durable greenhouse covers, the possibility to extend your growing season into the winter is both possible and fruitful.

What Prevents Winter Gardening?

Colder climates have a limited growing season due to frost and limited heat sources at night. During the daytime the sun warms the soil, which protects your plants from frost at night. Moist, smooth soil absorbs the most heat and provides the most protection from frost. In climates with dry, rough soil, or soil that’s frozen, there’s no heat barrier to protect plants from freezing and dying.

How Greenhouse Covers Extend Growing Season

Greenhouse covers, whether applied to a greenhouse structure, a gardening tunnel or raised garden bed, provide frost protection. Greenhouse covers absorb the energy from the sun during the day and use the excessive buildup of heat to protect your garden from frost and wind during cold winter nights. Greenhouse covers allow the soil to stay moist, smooth and absorbent. It’s important to remember that greenhouse covers must not touch the plants you’re covering, as they will freeze where the plastic touches them.

If you want to be able to eat from your garden all year long, building a greenhouse and buying durable greenhouse covers will be well worth the cost. Greenhouse covers can extend your growing season into the winter and essentially make it so you can eat from your garden all year long. Imagine walking out to your greenhouse as the snow falls and being able to enjoy fresh, healthy salads. Choosing the right greenhouse covers makes this a reality.

BTL has clear, woven greenhouse covers available in custom sizes. Instead of buying greenhouse cover material and having to cut down, buying directly from BTL means you’ll have the product you need to extend your growing season in the perfect dimensions. Contact BTL Liners for more information about our 8-mil and 12-mil greenhouse covers.

8 responses to “Greenhouse Covers Extend Your Winter Gardening Season

  1. I’m looking for a 6′ x 9′ cover for my green house. I’m interested in the material used for the cover and a price estimate. I’d like a zip down door with a vent in the front and back. The cover that came with the greenhouse is mesh covered in plastic. Unfortunately, the plastic is falling out of the mesh and it will not keep warmth in or rain out.

  2. I am making a PVC greenhouse with the following dimensions 24′ long x 10′ wide x 10′ high. It has straight sidewalls 6′ high; the roof is a curve formed by 14′ of pvc pipe. I want to have roll up sides.

  3. Thanks, Judy. I’ve gotten back to you by email. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you. – BTL Liners

  4. Thanks, Larry. I’ve gotten back to you by email. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you. – Jared, BTL Liners

  5. Joe,

    Pardon the delay here. We just launched our new website with this feature a couple weeks ago and had a few bugs to work out with re-directing these inquires. We would be happy to send a sample’s to you. I would like to understand your application better in order to recommend the appropriate product. We have a host of materials to choose from. These products come in a range of thicknesses, with difference strength qualities, price points, and warranted lifespans. Please feel free to call or email anytime direct to me. My contact info is below.

    Best regards,

    Jared Santoro
    GM / VP
    BTL Lining, Inc.
    541-447-0712
    jared@btlliners.com

  6. I have a Rion Hobby Greenhouse that is 8’6″ x 16″ x 73″ht. There are double doors that open to about 4′ on both the front and the back. I would like to cover the whole thing and have Zippers / or snaps where the doors are. My vents are on the roof, but if it does get heated, I can open both doors to cool it off. Could you give me an estimate? I live in NW Florida (32571) and we do get freezes here.

  7. Thank you for your inquiry Louise! I have replied to you via email. We look forward to working on your project with you!

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