Oh, here's what a high tunnel is, per hightunnels.org: High tunnels, or hoophouses, are unheated greenhouses that can help commercial farmers extend their growing season so that they can improve the profitability and productivity of their farms.
Ours is a metal frame that we have to put the visqueen on the top and roll the sides down each year to create the greenhouse. Visqueen is: a durable polyethylene sheeting, used in various building applications and in the manufacture of waterproof household articles.
|Jeff got a new toy!|
|but the soil in the beds looks pretty good!|
|5-25-2016panoramic shot of the end of the greenhouse that we've planted in.|
Yep, I use "high tunnel", "greenhouse", and "garden" interchangeably.
|lettuce and celery plants were bought from the TrueValue store here in town.|
She had bought the plants from a greenhouse over in Palmer, I think.
May 25 - the (large) tomato plants that we planted have flowers!
I then get a little obsessed with these tomato plants.
Radishes: May 25 & May 30
|I've seen it get as hot at 110 in there...|
|chives came back from previous years.|
|other radishes - these ones did way better|
|5-28-16: peas were planted from seed - you can see here they had just broken through.|
|5-30-16: squash plant|
|5-30-16: Lettuce popped through about 5 or 6 days after seeds were sown|
beans were also planted from seed.