In our attempt to grow produce 12 months of the year we have sown the first of many crops in the hoophouse in addition to the multitude of crops that are still growing well in the field. Growing in a hoophouse is much the same as growing in a "high tunnel." This technique extends the season for months. In Louisiana's climate this can extend the harvest throughout the dormant season (late fall/winter) and continue into the spring. We will be sowing greens as well as some "test" warm weather crops in the hoophouse this year. On the test list are......Elegance greens mix, mild mesclun mix, ovation greens mix, allstar lettuce mix, zucchini and cucumbers.......more test crops to come.
We will keep you posted as this experiment continues. The elegance greens mix was sowed today 11/14/10......3-5 weeks until the ultimate test (Yummy salads).....
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )