Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Turning a Poly Tunnel failure into a win!!

The freak 10 degree temperature today on Vancouver Island, drove me straight to the yard. I kept looking at the PVC poles looking a bit like a four poster bed and just pondering. I suddenly had this idea. I had planned on perfecting winter gardening then putting a large Poly Tunnel over two raised beds. Ta Da. We have the PVC, they just aren't long enough. Connectors my friend...connectors.

But back to the low polytunnel...I get carried away. We found the RIGHT PVC flexible tubing. It definitely works better. Tomorrow we are going to attach the keel and put on the plastic. Today I sprinkled lettuce between the rows of kale and spread some frost cloth on them. It was very windy, so while it just looks like I layed the cloth down nice and easy actually took a lot of fussing, 


Gardeningbren said...

Great job!

Erin said...

Thank you my friend. I have to take a picture. It has dropped below zero, so Allan draped the plastic over it. All 16x19 feet of it. It looks funny, but the kale and lettuce seeds will be warm.

Pam's English Garden said...

Brrr. I don't garden during these frigid winter months, and really admire your industry! Well done! P. x