Greenhouse

Raised bed at maturity of many of the crops.

Raised bed at maturity of many of the crops.

My greenhouse is a 26′ x 60′ Solar Star Gothic structure from FarmTek.  It is covered with two layers of poly and has drop-down sides and polycarbonate end walls.  Due to lack of funds, it’s not entirely functional yet – still lacking heating, irrigation and electrical systems to convert it from cold frame to proper greenhouse.  Over the winter of 2012-2013, however, I grew greens in a raised bed heated only by 2 heat lamps of the sort used to keep chicks warm.  I’ve been reading up on the works of Eliot Coleman on what more I can do with my minimalist system.

Raised bed planted, labeled, and watered in on March 16th.

Raised bed planted, labeled, and watered in on March 16th.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2014 season has begun!  On Sunday I planted the first of the raised beds with radishes, lettuce, broccoli, kohlrabi, and kale.  I’m using a soil heating cable combined with row cover to help the planting through the inevitable cold nights between now and the end of May – our historical frost free date.

 

 

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