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Old May 23, 2016   #1
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Default Gave Up on Spring (Low Tunnel)

So every night it is right at 32f, days 45-70f. I can't just put my toms and peppers out and hope they will not freeze, so I went low tunnel.

Less that $45 and 2 hours to construct. Trial run tonight to see if I dare pant out tomorrow.

Anyone else having Spring problems?
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Old May 24, 2016   #2
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You might want to check this thread, if you haven't already.

http://www.tomatoville.com/showthrea...ghlight=tunnel

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Old May 24, 2016   #3
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We seem to be at about the same in temps though i had snow flurries but no accumulation last week. Advanced shows a steady rise the next ten days, two weeks.
My rhubarb is thigh-high and have harvested a few lbs. The younger transplants are knee high...yours looks like mine. Lilacs just at budding, no flower. Chives at flowering.

Rare that i plant out before the first of June. Any earlier, (and have done that with some percentage of my starts), ....no real advantage. Peppers i wait even longer, middle of June. They like heat so happier as 'house plants' till the soil warms up.

I still think it is worth trying a push as i've done so many times. Nights with a risk of dipping below 40 is just too risky for me. The battle is just too exhausting.

I have a coil of tubbing on a rock face connected to an outdoor shower that i can use to drip water the garden...never took its temp but very hot by late morning. We've had a wood-fired cedar hot tub for about 15yrs now. Gets away from us and easily 108 in a few hours so we drain 10-20 gallons and have to add cool spring water. That could easily be drained into my garden or into more pipe like a radiant floor concept. Win-win, spa and soil heat.
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Just posted in the General disscussion are how to build a raised bed with a low tunnel
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Looks great!
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Nice set up. Did you build the greenhouse yourself?
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Nice set up. Did you build the greenhouse yourself?
Yes 25 years ago and then I got a job, not much use until 2012 when I retired, now I am always making improvements.
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I was curious about the glass panels on the side. I'm considering building something in the next year or so. Retirement is fast approaching for me.
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They are sliding glass door, double glass replacements. They are tempered and relativiely cheap
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