Monday, October 11, 2010

Hoop House Update

The outside gardens are all done producing for the season with the exception of a few onions & some late season potatoes. We did have several tomato plants but those were taken out by the first frost, this past Saturday night.
This is our first fall with the hoop house.
Maine Man has lots of vegetables growing, including...leeks, spinach, lettuce, turnips, beets, bok choy, and peppers. Not sure if the peppers will produce but they have flowers. We are still have a few left to harvest from the our initial crop. The tomato plants remain and continue to produce. Thankfully MM had it all closed up in anticipation of the frost.
I am anxious to see how much longer these tomato plants survive.
Not sure what we will attempt to grow through the winter. I am hoping at least for some fresh greens because I really do not care for store bought lettuce if I can help it.



Anna Gretta said...


doglady said...

You're hoop house is a true inspiration. Wish I had the sunlight in the late fall.

nysher said...

I love your hoop house! May I ask if it is of your own design or a pre fab kit? We are also thinking of year round growing with a hoop house. You should get some great greens from those raised beds this winter!

Country Girl said...

Thanks Anna & DL!
Nysher, we bought it from an old greenhouse business that went out of business years ago. We approached the owner and took down the greenhouse and put it up at our house. We bought greenhouse plastic separately and installed. We bought 96ft but only have 50 ft up so far. Glad we got it, it has really increased our season on both sides.

Sherri Herring said...

My husband and I are building a hoop greenhouse this weekend. My concern is how to keep everything warm. I really don't want to plug up a heater. Do you have any suggestions?

Country Girl said...

Sherri, which state do you liver in? A single layer of plastic will protect most cold weather vegetables down to about 30 degrees. Our plan is to double cover with row crop covers this winter a few different crops that are winter tolerant. We plan to put a wood stove on but we will olny run in the early spring on cold nights, will not heat year round.