26 degrees overnight in April? Check. Tomato plants all tucked in tight? Check, check. We frequently get questions about our high tunnels (also know as hoop houses, or season extenders) and why we have them, what they are used for, etc. Well, this right here sums it up – we can plant delicate vegetable cropsContinue reading “Season Extenders”
We’ve made a lot of progress on our new high tunnel over the past month. Almost all done except the plastic. It takes a dead-calm day at a crew of people to get the plastic on. We’ve had a lot of help …. 🙂 Now to open the seed catalogs to decide what delicious thingsContinue reading “Construction”
It’s official. Tomato season has begun! We picked our first ripe tomato on June 2. JUNE SECOND. The earliest by far that we have every had tomatoes. This is thanks to converting our useless greenhouse into a highly productive high tunnel. The little bit of extra heat from the wood stove heater in the greenhouse/newContinue reading “Tomato Season Underway”
It’s been a little over a month since we planted those little tomato transplants in the high tunnel. What a difference a month makes! It is been a very mild spring, with no significant temperature fluctuations, and no roly-polys this year. Thank goodness. Our high tunnel has been relatively stress free for the first timeContinue reading “Tomato update”
Planting tomatoes in the high tunnel today. Another season has begun!