Details One of the first things we started growing in the new tunnel house was some transplanted red lettuce that had been growing nearby.
It is simply amazing to see how different the two sets of plants are. Those that remained outside have hardly grown at all while those inside the warm humid tunnel house are ready to eat.
Listening to someone discussing this phenomenon recently and it sounds like the plants generate their pigments in response to UV light, of which there is less under plastic.Date September 18, 2010Tags LettuceTunnel house
Details We are finally starting to get some cucumbers out of the tunnel house. Things have been growing like crazy in there, to the point where access is almost impossible. However, having only one opening prevents airflow making the temperature too high and reducing bees, required for pollination. As a result, yields have been low. Modifications are in order....Date March 05, 2011Tags cucumbervegetabletunnel house