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Master Gardener Tips May 3, 2024

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By Kirstee Schutte, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

A Walipini greenhouse, often referred to as a “pit” greenhouse is a greenhouse that is basically an excavated pit in the ground with glazing over it. The name “Walipini” means place of warmth. This type of greenhouse originated in Bolivia and has been gaining popularity with modifications that make it suitable for use in North America. The pit greenhouse technique can be seen at the Greener Gardens greenhouse at the North Platte NRD in Scottsbluff.