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High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
High Tunnel 1 -  why grow in high tunnels
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High Tunnel 1 - why grow in high tunnels

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Why growing in High Tunnels is desirable.

Why growing in High Tunnels is desirable.

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  • 1. What is a high tunnel & Why grow in them?
  • 2.
    • A High Tunnel is …
    • A poly covered frame (cold frame)
    • Solar heated
    • And manually vented through either windows and doors or roll-up sides
    • Used to extend the season either earlier, later or even through the winter!
  • 3. High Tunnels give us Some climate control for season extension & Exclude rainfall & winds
  • 4. Weather Weirding Rainfall Totals 2011 February 7.42 inches March 4.65 inches April 9.77 inches May 6.78 inches 4 Month total 28.62 inches
  • 5. So what are the advantages of growing in high tunnels Year-round production Command a premium price Capture and retain a market Exceptional quality fruits and vegetables Fewer insect issues Less foliar disease Year-round cash flow Less weed pressure * Fantastic Opportunity!!!
  • 6.  
  • 7. Courtesy: M. Bomford, KSU
  • 8. What do you want from your high tunnel? Farmers Market – start the season with a large selection and then you want the earliest tomatoes & cut flowers
  • 9. Or perhaps expand your sales into the winter
  • 10. High Tunnel Alternative Structures PVC Structure
  • 11. Low cost, temporary pvc – picture Tim Coolong, U Kentucky
  • 12. High tunnel made of scrap lumber
  • 13. Bend your own steel
  • 14. Haygroves
  • 15. Haygrove with a summer tomato crop
  • 16. Movable High Tunnel
  • 17.  
  • 18. High tunnel complex covering 925 acres in Mexico
  • 19. So let’s explore them in detail!

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