So the hoop house has been up for about a month now, and the garden club is really getting the most out of it. It certainly has been a tricky spring with the cold weather, but the hoop house is already performing beyond expectation. We have had seedlings in there for a couple of weeks now that we would not have otherwise been able to grow. I have been opening up the doors to the house during the day to keep the temp down in the 90's and it gets closed up at night, to hold in that heat.
Saturday, was an interesting day as I was checking the forecasted lows all day and they were cold, but bearable at around 36 degrees. At 11 at night, I'm watching the nightly news and they start saying that lows are now in the 20's with frost warnings. I didn't want all that hard work to go waste, so I drove up and put a second layer of plastic on the seedlings to keep off any frost. Luckily, it worked and they made it okay.
The Garden club was out in the garden today doing some work. We had students watering the raised beds, weeding the footpaths and the beds, spreading mulch, and watering the seedlings in the hoop house. It was a wonderfully warm day and hopefully a sign of things to come.
Happy Gardening -