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Low tech ag

  • Sun, Feb 28, 2016 - 10:57am

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    robshepler

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    Low tech ag

Everyone should have a high tunnel!

We inadvertently did a trial last year, beets that were inside low tunnels or high tunnels had a growth rate of 3x to 5x compared to those that were outside. Reduced desiccation, predation and a little more warmth make a huge difference in growth.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/assets/information/9018_quickhoops-high-tunnel_bender_instruction-manual.pdf

The above is a great guide.

Here in the mountains of NM we had a week of 10 below temps and 2 feet of snow. The tunnels shrugged off the snow, we did lose some lettuce to the cold, we are binging on spinach every night. Winter spinach is sweet an delicious!