Saturday, April 10, 2010

The High Tunnel Comes Alive!

With warmer weather finally here, we have been busy filling our new high tunnel with plants - every last warm and sunny inch of the tunnel in fact! Flats full of herbs, flowers, and veggie seedlings fill our new hand built mesh-topped tables, soaking in spring sunshine and growing taller with each day. Wicker baskets of herbs and flowers hang from the ceiling, overflowing with marjoram, sage, savory, forget-me-nots, nasturtiums, and lots more. Tomatoes, eggplant, and sweet and hot pepper plants dot the eleven raised beds on the ground (with cucumbers slated to join them soon). As these plants grow taller, we will train them upwards along vertical strings that we will hang from the high tunnel's crossbars.

It's hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, this 25' x 28' space was just a muddy patch of grass with a metal frame above!

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