Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tour of the greenhouses...

First the big new hoophouse. Mostly tomatoes in here but also some sweet peppers, which don't grow near as tall as the tomatoes. I grow mostly semi- determinates. Which means they fruit for about a month and don't grow quite as tall. Something new this year is a row of three or four varieties paste tomatoes for making sauce and salsa. Hopefully one of them does really well here. Generally when I test varieties of a certain crop only one out of five types will really grow well.

This is my house of fennel. Last year it was my new favorite veggie, so now it is getting a hoophouse all to itself. The covered bed on the right is the early fennel crop. The left bed is next to be harvested, and the center bed is for fall harvest.

This hoophouse is filled with a delicious heirloom zucchini and a healthy bed of basil.

Last we have the low tunnels....
This one is filled with sweet potato. I've never grown this many before but they seem to be doing well in here.

I now know that the cucumber went happy in the past due solely to being cold at night. These are the best looking cukes I have ever grown. Next week we will pinch the ends off the vines to keep them from getting too crazy and producing more fruit than there is time to have ripen.

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