Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Hoop House for Tomatoes

With the mild weather we were able to get a jump start on some projects we've been wanting to do for years, the largest of which was constructing another hoop house.  This house will hold two more racetracks of tomatoes and essentially eliminate all of our outside plants.  Personally, we think this is great news since our outside tomatoes only produce for about 3 weeks due to our short season.  We figure tomatoes in the hoop house produce a higher quality product for about 10 weeks.  We won't be increasing the number of plants we plant each year, which is around 600, but just change how they are grown.  Lastly, if you didn't know already, Darrin has started another blog related to producing vegetables in high desert climates.  This blog will address some of the techniques we use to produce food where the climatic conditions can be challenging to say the least.  The posts are at  Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you more often once the Farmers Market starts.

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