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#1 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 08:13 PM

I'm going to try extending the garden season as long as I can this year . I planted some lettuce and spinach last week ( 9/23 ) Cut some 1/2" PVC conduit to make hoops to hold up the greenhouse plastic . Used a heat gun to bend the ends to make a better fit . Here's the start , Al
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Posted September 24, 2011 - 08:23 PM

hopfully you will get another mounth out of it, mines is done, time to plow,

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 08:33 PM

Looks good Al, Maybe next year I will do the same.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 05:59 AM

Nice idea to extend the season. I didn't do anything with my garden last winter and had onions coming up in the spring. Hopefully, I can get the new spot plowed and transplant some over there.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 06:13 AM

That may just do it for you.( extend the garden season )

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 07:20 AM

Nice idea Al, gonna haft sniper crawl to harvest tho (I know it lifts) :D

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 10:17 AM

That looks great Al!! Been reading up on that and you should have lettuce down to 20 degrees or so.

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Posted September 26, 2011 - 10:54 AM

Winter veggies are the best. We have a hoophouse which is great for winter growing. We don't heat it but it will never freeze the ground in there. During the day with the sun it will get into the 50's and sometimes 60's. Before we had the hoophouse we did like what you are doing and made cold frames for winter lettuce and carrots.
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Posted October 03, 2011 - 06:37 AM

with the tools you have there. I'm sure winter will be an awesome season for this year. it took a while, and I've been away as well, but it's great to see this idea get some attention.

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 11:08 AM

Lucky dogs, need a heated greenhouse with grow lights to get anything decent where I am. It gets crazy cold and snow...

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Posted October 03, 2011 - 12:30 PM

Lucky dogs, need a heated greenhouse with grow lights to get anything decent where I am. It gets crazy cold and snow...


I know about crazy cold too. Ours usually comes as an Alberta Clipper instead of off the Atlantic. I still intend to build a small greehouse.
I think solar effect would still extend the growing season a couple months.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 04:51 PM

Made the plastic covering today . Ripped a 2 x6 x 12' into 4 pcs , stapled along the edge and then screwed another pc onto it. The ends are held down with some scrap 2 x6 s. Thinned the lettuce and will see how it works !!
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Posted November 26, 2011 - 01:36 PM

Good luck! Hope it works well for you!

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:04 PM

On some of my garden I used 3 pieces of 16ft. cattle panels then covered with plastic, seems to be doing good as we are still getting fresh Tomatoes.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 08:15 PM

How long have you been using the cattle panels and plastic around the tomatoes Dale ? Al




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