In an earlier Episode, I spoke about how effective and easy it was to extend your growing season with a hoophouse like Elliot Coleman wrote about in his books.
Listener Rev John Watton did me one better and shared some photos of his success in Newfoundland, Canada. That’s Zone 4, Folks. These photos were taken on April 12th, 2013. As you can see there is snow and cold outside, yet inside his hoophouse he is enjoying Bok Choy, Lettuce, and Spinach. Way to Go Rev Watton!
Although many of you are still struggling with cold, snow, and flooding, soon it will be time to get your outdoor garden ready and that should mean a way to water ( irrigate it).
I am a big fan/believer in drip irrigation for a couple of reasons:
- Healthier for the plants ( less diseases past around)
Although much of the materiel and tools needed can be found at the local big box stores, I prefer to use http://www.Dripworks.com. They are not the cheapest, but they always have what I need and many new innovations the other stores don’t bother with.