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Quick hoop timing

Lettuce under quick hoops

After the first frost, our weather decided to embark upon a series of frosty mornings. Time to put up the first quick hoop to protect the Christmas lettuce!

Quick hoop

We'll wait for our second quick hoop, over the long row of kale at the top of this photo, until the weather chills down a little further. For now, I like the easy access of a bed that's open to the air.

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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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