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November 27, 2008


Great work! Those are GIGANTIC plastic bags.

Happy Thanksgiving Marc! Yes, broccoli is such a wonderfood, I love it!

Very nice broccoli, when did you plant it?

I planted mine half way through aug and it has not done so well. I will have to plant sooner next year.

How wonderful to have fresh produce in November from you garden! I have lettuce and arugula in the greenhouse which I have been harvesting, but will have to bring it inside soon under lights if I want it to continue to grow.

So how does venting the greenhouse keep warm air in?

And you found that your stoop houses (hoop covers) keep the temp warmer than outside? I did a test over a two week period and found that not to be the case for me. I still think the hoop covers do something befeficial, but raising the temp isn't one of them. Shame.

Glad to see you got great harvest even in that cold. It doesn't get that cold here, but my veggies aren't in that state of readiness.

Happy Thanksgiving!


This is incredibly impressive. Congratulations!

Thanks everyone.

Just to clarify - all of my recent harvest came from under the little poly tunnels, not the greenhouse. The "open vents" I was talking about was on the yet to be used greenhouse. As soon as I finish building them, I will be able to use the greenhouse - especially in late winter/early spring.

The little polytunnels or "stoop houses" did keep the veggies protected enough. Keeping everything covered all day caused the inside temperature to be about 10 degrees warmer during daylight and still a few degrees warmer by morning. I think a lot of the benefit came from the soil temperature staying warmer as well.

- Marc

That's some really nice broccoli there.

Looks like you picked it at the perfect time!

Hi. I found your blog through your wife's Homesteadblogger site. Brrr.... Those are some cold temps. Glad you were able to extend your growing season. Congrats.

Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.


What's your spacing on brocolli and cabbage?

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