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US (WY): Growers moving to year-round gardening with greenhouses and hydroponics

Lake View Gardens in Fremont county started small about six years ago, but lately the need and desire for locally grown produce has increased. With Wyoming’s climate, the outdoor growing season has always been quite short, but this farm is developing solutions on how to grow all winter long.

Dirk Gosnell, owner of Lake View Gardens in Pavillion, Wyoming stated, “I designed this greenhouse and we’re trying to make it work so that we can grow vegetables in here year round for us, and for some of our clients. It’s a very unique house, insulated on three walls, it has an inflatable ceiling in it. It has an earth battery, those are just some of the many things we’re trying to do to hold the temperature between 65 and 85 in this greenhouse.”

They’ve been growing everything from lettuce and peppers to tomatoes and herbs in raised beds and through hydroponics. They are moving toward a fully hydroponic market garden in the future.

Read the complete article at wyomingnewsnow.tv


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