08 Jan '12, 2am

A great gardening resolution: Resolve to extend your season and build a hoop house this year #organicgardening

A great gardening resolution: Resolve to extend your season and build a hoop house this year #organicgardening

It’s a new year, the traditional time for self-improvement resolutions. My resolution last New Year’s was to eat a salad from my garden every day, and it was a more successful resolution than most. Except for mid-summer, when scorching temperatures burned up most of the garden, we were able to pick salad greens every week from the garden or our hoophouses. Not to brag, but we had a pretty impressive ingredient list for our Christmas Day salad; you can see photos here . We’ve been growing in unheated hoophouses for a decade now, and we can’t recommend them highly enough for commercial growers. If you have any dreams of market farming, the first thing you should buy is a hoophouse. It’s quite amazing what a single layer of greenhouse poly on hoops can do to create the perfect growing environment. We can grow year-round in Kansas, Zone 5, and we get much better yield and qual...

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