At the time we first started designing and prepping our soil, we still had not decided on which greenhouse structures we would build. After research we decided on high tunnels that are 7 feet high in the center and 12 feet wide. These structures provide us with several advantages.
When the weather is cold the high tunnels are covered with clear plastics that help extend the growing season. We have proven that we can grow seasonal produce over 9 months with this technique. During the colder weather our greens thrive in this environment. During the summer our greens are still able to grow well with the sun blockers covering the high tunnel. These sun blockers can lower the temperature inside the high tunnel 25 degrees.
When planning our vegetables that grow vines, we make sure we plant Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Winter Squash and Peas in the middle row. The crossbar that connects our bent pipes provides the support needed to hang our Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Winter squash. The middle row also provides the vertical space needed to trellis our Peas that grow almost 7 feet high.
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