The field crew started tomato seeds today in the greenhouse. Once these plants are ready they will be transplanted to the high tunnel. For high tunnel tomato transplants. It is typical to sow seeds 5-7 weeks before you anticipate transplanting. The ground temperature in the high tunnel should reach 60 degrees F at the depth of 2 inches before the plants are … [Read more...] about Tomato Seeds Started in the Greenhouse
The field crew used this rainy day to work inside the high tunnel. There is an area of the tunnel has flooding issues no matter what we do. Drainage work has been done, soil amendments, nothing seems to work, so we are building a raised bed in that spot. … [Read more...] about Building a Raised Bed in the High Tunnel
We took advantage of the rainy morning to do some work in the high tunnel. The crew weeded and prepared a bed and planted Simply Salad Kale Storm, Simply Salad Arugula, Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce, and some Seven Top Turnip seeds. Randy, Tom, and Jennifer tied up and suckered the tomatoes, and ran the string for stake and weave on the beans. … [Read more...] about Rainy Day High Tunnel Work
Raspberries in a high tunnel need to be sprayed for spotted wing drosophila or other insects at night when it is dark in order to avoid contacting pollinators with pesticides. We have been working on setting up a fixed-spray system demonstration for raspberries in the high tunnel. We used the Cornell University Extension guidelines to construct a fixed spray system that would … [Read more...] about Progress on the fixed-spray system for raspberries in the high tunnel
We planted some climbing okra in the high tunnel this year. The seeds were given to us by Gene Campbell last year. Climbing okra isn't a real okra but is a member of the cucumber-gourd-pumpkin family or Cucurbita. The scientific name is Luffa acutangula and some of the common names are climbing okra, Chinese okra and ridged gourd. It is a warm season annual vine with bright … [Read more...] about Climbing okra anyone?