We just moved, and are building a cold/hot/greenhouse. I understand that it's late in the season, but it's been tropical damp here (NJ) for months.
Who here knows about planting during the late season and growing in an enclosed setting? I can't believe that it's impossible. Part of me thinks that the dampness of the summer might make for a sunnier autumn, which would be just as good. Yes, I am that naive.
This is the current green/hot/coldhouse, and we're in central NJ
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/637461 (a roof will be added, with a 100Watt bulb added during the winter).
I'm green when it comes to planting, and just figured out that the reason my pepper plants were drooping was due to fruiting (stakes added tonight, with recycled ties). In addition to our Sweet Basil plants, those are growing immensely still (2 months! In as much as the slugs have eaten, we still have more than we can use; I need to make pesto)
But tomatoes. Those delicious fruits which were damaged by blight and bad seeds this year. Is it at all possible to grow some starting now? The heat isn't dissipating. The sun is wierd. I read something about resprouting plants, but we have no plants which have sprouted yet. The idea that plant+nutrients+sun should grow should work, no?