Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Hoop House Progress
When the weather got hot, the hoop house was like a blast furnace inside. Time to roll up the sides. I'm keeping them rolled up as long as the nights are in the 40s. To keep them up, I bunched the corners and wrapped a little bungee around them. So far it's working great - and it's something I can do by myself if I need to.
In the center of the hoop house are the jugs I start tomatoes and things in. They work fabulously.
On the far side of the jugs is a bed of mixed greens. It went from seedling to seeding in just a couple of weeks. I didn't harvest fast enough. Good thing the flowers are tasty, too.
I had a row of radishes next to them - delicious! and done in time for the heat. I won't plant radishes again until August - our summer heat is fierce and makes for very spicy and woody summer radishes.
On the front side is a bed of bib lettuce. Still delicious and slow to bolt. We're thinning like crazy.
In the fall, I'll plant another bed of this stuff, plus a bed of arugula (our favorite!). Plus a bed of carrots and another of radishes. I'm going to need at least two hoop houses this fall.