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Published on February 7, 2017 3:34PM

Anyone who has spent a winter on the Oregon Coast knows that it’s a nice time to be indoors. And your vegetables and flowers probably feel the same way.

So, for their second round table discussion of the year, the Lincoln County Master Gardeners are presenting “More On Greenhouses,” showing how a little bit of shelter can help jump start your garden, maximize earlier yields and let you work in the soil year-round.

Dan Barrett, owner of Toledo’s Affordable Space, will present a range of greenhouse concepts and building designs, from small cloches to commercial hot houses. He will discuss and answer questions about size, construction, coverings, soil, heat retention and much more. For those who are handy and would like to build their own structure, information on where to find materials for greenhouse and cloche construction will be available.

Sally Reill, a long time master gardener with many years of experience using greenhouses, will answer questions about various ways in which to use a greenhouse, as well as offering tips on heating and ventilation.

The round table will run from 10 am to noon on Thursday, Feb. 16, in the community room of the Oregon Coast Community College campus, 400 SE College Way, Newport.

The event is free to all but please call the OSU Extension Office at 541-574-6534, ext. 57411 to ensure adequate seating and materials.

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