getting a jump on next season

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getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:36 am

hello everyone,
my wife and I installed a 20' x 72' greenhouse on our farm this fall. we have a farm market on our property,
and plan on getting a jump on the up coming season,
we laid it out with permanent beds and walkways.
we are going to grow our tomatoes and cucumbers in it
were planning on trellising them. we also start all our seeds here in the 12' x 24' heated greenhouse. after the seedlings go out to the fields we are going to put our lettuce in one side and the other side already has strawberries growing in it.

here are a couple pictures
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby SONNY » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:24 pm

Hope you dont have any wind in your area!! lol! ----several guys around here tried to have them and all were blown down!

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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:29 pm

SONNY wrote:Hope you dont have any wind in your area!! lol! ----several guys around here tried to have them and all were blown down!


I have everyone of the poles 2 1/2 ft in the ground. it has wind bracing on all 4 corners, and wind strapping over the cover. so I'm thinking it's not going anywhere
well at least I hope it dont
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby SONNY » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:41 pm

Looks like you have trees on one side that could help a little. ---- We wanted a small one here but it will never happen.
Anything that you can do to get a head start on the season will get your produce ready before the competition is ready!
We used to have produce early just by starting plants in the house and that is what we still do for a few early cabbage,tomatoes, and eggplants.
Keep the progress reports coming on how it works for you!

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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:04 pm

My neighbor has 2 "high tunnels", but about half as long, and they've lasted for years here in NC. Of course, we don't get much snow!!
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:23 pm

Dale Finch wrote:My neighbor has 2 "high tunnels", but about half as long, and they've lasted for years here in NC. Of course, we don't get much snow!!

I have had our small greenhouse for two years now and so far it survived the snow we get,
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby SONNY » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:05 pm

We have heavy snows here PLUS the high winds,---so kinda a double wammy for us! ----I would still love to have a low tunnel to try out some day!

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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:10 pm

I'm looking forward to the coming season. going to grow tomatoes and cucumbers in it. and if everything works out well , we plan on installing a second one. I pump water from our pond for drip irrigation,
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby SamsFarm » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:35 am

Plastic has to be tight to survive high winds!

Frame has to be held down to the ground!

Jack you have a nice looking set-up, I would like to see more pics of your stand!

Does it have a door for night time protection?

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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:27 am

SamsFarm wrote:Plastic has to be tight to survive high winds!

Frame has to be held down to the ground!

Jack you have a nice looking set-up, I would like to see more pics of your stand!

Does it have a door for night time protection?

the frame is attached to the ground good and the plastic is secured to the frame with wiggle wire and wind straps, I don't think it will go anywhere.
as for the front of the farm stand, It doesn't have any doors, its wide open.
here a few pictures of the stand
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Bob McCarty » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:37 am

I'm guessing you built both buildings, very nice job. I like the rough cut lumber.
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:00 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:I'm guessing you built both buildings, very nice job. I like the rough cut lumber.

yes I like the rough cut look myself, I enclosed the two refrigerators and put foam board around them, so come summer they might stay somewhat cooler, I had to add a couple cameras in the stand. some people thought it was a take what you want stand instead of a
honor system stand
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:21 pm

Disappointing. But, I’m afraid it’s only going to get worse.
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Stanton » Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:51 pm

SONNY wrote:We have heavy snows here PLUS the high winds,---so kinda a double wammy for us! ----I would still love to have a low tunnel to try out some day!


NE central IL is like western KS, flat as a pancake.

Bob McCarty wrote:I'm guessing you built both buildings, very nice job. I like the rough cut lumber.


Agree with Bob. I like that way you did your stand. I'd shop there if I was closer. :)

Jack wrote:...some people thought it was a take what you want stand instead of a honor system stand...


There's the operative word. No honor with some people.
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Re: getting a jump on next season

Postby Jack » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:44 pm

thank you
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