Asked October 18, 2021, 11:52 AM EDT
Hello, I moved from Atlanta and I would love some advice on what my options are for low maintenance winterizing or winter gardening. I have a house in Fort Collins that has two egress windows, one is south / south east facing and one is north / northwest facing. The southern egress is right up against a fence, and in a small area between our house and the next. The northwest has more space but aspens shade it. I was wondering if getting some polycarbinate covering would allow me to turn one of these into a sorta greenhouse. We have a garage with one small west facing window, or I'm looking into a small greenhouse (separate from the egress window idea) or a rack with some grow lights in the garage. What is my best option for low maintenance gardening, if I want to over winter my bell & poblano peppers and cherry tomatoes, as well as take some cuttings from them and some herbs (basil, mint, thyme, sage) to put in water until they root. I'm an amateur and my husband will not allow the plants in the house. I'd also like to start some plants from seed early next year to have them ready to go by May. Would an egress window with polycarbinate be a cold storage or get hot enough for green house conditions? If a green house is my best option, where would it be the happiest? I'm attaching a picture of the southern egress (rocky area), the northern egress (wooded) and my property for reference. Thank you so much for your time.
Larimer County Colorado