Beginning of the Tunnel

Temperatures changed dramatically over the past week.  A couple of nights the temperatures dropped low enough to kill or negatively affect warm weather plants.  The peppers that produced so well this year are finally finished. I picked all the remaining peppers this afternoon.

The last of the green bell peppers

The last of the green bell peppers

The last of the cubanelle style peppers

The last of the cubanelle style peppers

Last week my parents came to visit.  We spent some time working in the garden.  We were able to pick two pints of raspberries.

Late season raspberries and a few other harvests

Late season raspberries and a few other harvests

We also set up a couple of low tunnels and cold frames to protect plants to  allow them a chance to grow.

This tunnel has two or three rows of vegatables

This tunnel has two or three rows of vegetables

The picture above is the largest sized low tunnel.  The plastic pictured was a bit short on one side.  Today I added another layer of plastic to cover the hole.

The small low tunnel

The small low tunnel

I have a mystery plants under this tunnel.

The three cold frames

The three cold frames

The cold frames are covering cabbage and cauliflower plants. I find it fascinating how little sun can warm the low tunnels and cold frames.  WIth just a few minutes there is condensation on the inside. Hopefully, this will provide enough warmth to the plants to a place where I can harvest them.

The final crop harvested last week was the tomatillos.  I have not done much with them all year.  We picked a good crop, enough to make a batch or two of salsa.

A basket full of tomatillos

A basket full of tomatillos

After a busy afternoon working around the Micro-farm I am ready to call it a day.  What have you been working on?

Enjoy this season, learn from last season, and look forward to next season.

 

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One response to “Beginning of the Tunnel

  1. Sad to say not much opportunity to get in the garden recently 0 – in middle of half-house remodel.

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