The hail damaged outer layer of plastic was replaced on the high tunnel today. We definitely do not need any more hail for the rest of the summer!!! Photos to be uploaded shortly.
The raspberries were rotated into the high tunnel on May 1, earlier than last year, but they are further in development compared to last year and we see flower buds on the earlier cultivars. There was hail and high winds
We finished shoot thinning the bagged raspberries today. We left 6 shoots per bag, ultimately we need 4 – 5 for bag, but we left one additional for insurance. This was a good call since the ones that were thinned
Yesterday evening it hailed (at my house various sizes up to golf ball size) and this morning we found a great deal of damage to the plastic of the high tunnel (many holes and totally deflated) as well as some
The plastic was replaced today on the high tunnel. The entire crew took advantage of the nice warm day with calm winds to replace the plastic on the high tunnel. It takes teamwork, patience and some muscle to pull the
We managed to take the plastic off of the high tunnel in time for holiday break. The tunnel has been covered since 2010, so it is definitely time for new plastic. We took a soil sample today in order to
The raspberries in grow bags were moved out of the high tunnel today and mulched with straw. The leaves did not fall before the bags were moved, but low temperatures predicted this weekend led us to decide to move the
We checked the high tunnel raspberries last Friday and found that many were frozen after a drop to 9.5 degrees F on Friday, December 9. Even though we had the thermostat set to close the tunnel at 45 degrees F,
Randy planted our fall/winter crop of turnips in the high tunnel today at the east end of the high tunnel.
We placed a sample of the blossom blight symptom collected from the high tunnel raspberries on July 15th in a plastic bag with a moist paper towel in it. Today we saw the grayish mycelium or fungal strands indicating the