october garden

Being our first fall garden in the high tunnel, we didn’t really know what to expect.   This fall is just one big experiment to see how far into the winter this plastic structure can carry us.  We are excited about the prospect of fresh tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, swiss chard, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.  The garden is warm, watered and producing like crazy.   We are so happy with our high tunnel.

toasty warm in the high tunnel on a brisk october morning

toasty warm in the high tunnel on a brisk october morning

 

yellow bell peppers

yellow bell peppers

 

tomatoes still ripening

tomatoes still ripening

 

cabbage

cabbage

 

kale that needs to be thinned

kale that needs to be thinned

 

 

hungarian yellow peppers

hungarian yellow peppers

 

broccoli

broccoli

 

so much green growth this time of year is just amazing

so much green growth this time of year is just amazing

 

the best part of gardening is having a helper

the best part of gardening is having a helper

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3 responses

  1. This is fascinating, Stacie. I used to work at a garden center and we had “green houses” but I’ve never seen a space like this one – directly on the ground, sides movable for ventilation, etc. Is this common in your area?

    • The high tunnel movement has really gained momentum in the past 10 years or so in areas of the country looking to extend their growing season. To have fresh produce well into December for Missouri is just unheard of. There are only a half dozen or so in a four county radius of us but the word is spreading. We are really excited for what the future of this high tunnel will hold. Exciting!

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