Growing in Sub-Zero Temperatures

We are very excited to announce that our unheated, moveable high tunnel is still growing strong! Despite the sub-zero temperatures experienced this month, our plants survived. We were sure to cover them with multiple layers of plastic and cloth in low tunnels within the high tunnel (as seen in the pictures below) to capture warmth and water. We have kale, cabbage, broccoli, various Asian and salad greens, carrots, and beets growing. We are hoping to get some sun in these warmer days to give the plants a little boost.

You can see some more pictures and information in a piece posted by The Tribune:

http://triblive.com/mobile/5381962-96/plants-chatham-greenhouse

My enthusiasm expressed in the piece was genuine, as we didn’t know what we were going to find when we pulled back the low tunnel covers. I hadn’t been back to the farm since before Christmas break. What a pleasant surprise! Be sure to check out all of the photos of the unveiling in the slideshow below. 

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Pictures in the slideshow were taken by Drew Cranisky, Hanna Mosca and Allen Matthews.

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