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quick hoop with lettuce growing

Our first salad of 2014 feels like it's just days away looking at all this green.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Looks like despite a harsh winter your well on your way.
Comment by jim Tue Apr 1 07:59:16 2014

Love how you greens are looking. How do you control temperature? At 70 degrees my greenhouse gets over 110 if closed up and in the 90s if door and window is open. What is the best temp for young spring/fall plants. Looking back my fall garden did better than spring.

Comment by Tom Thu Apr 3 05:41:21 2014
Tom --- The great thing about using row cover fabric instead of plastic is that it's breathable. I do take the tops off at a certain point in the spring, but in the meantime, I just count on the fabric's breathability to moderate hot days. Definitely far easier to manage than a plastic-covered greenhouse.
Comment by anna Thu Apr 3 10:27:56 2014





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