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Key resources: High Tunnels Manual by Ted Blomgren and Tracy Frisch. See especially case studies of Star Light Gardens and Slack Hollow Farm. For more details on seeding dates, plant species (greens, others), and techniques, see the Winter Harvest Manual at Growing For Market’s online store.
It’s best to start by planting varieties in different blocks rather than mixed together, since growth rates and times of maturity are different. The mix can be created at the washing station.
For details on seeding dates, plant species (greens, others), hardiness and techniques, see the Winter Harvest Manual at Growing For Market’s online store.
These greens are generally hardy in tunnels under row covers without heat in the dead of winter:
You can only harvest plants when they are thawed. So after cold nights this, may mean waiting until mid-morning. There will be some cold cloudy days when the crops don't thaw out completely, which will delay harvest unless you use supplemental heat.
Pests, diseases, other problems:
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