Tater
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my plants

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Plugs of Raab
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Raab planted at same time-but with 2 weeks in low tunnel. Twice as large.
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One low tunnel of Raab and pac choi.

Tater
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Sorry my lines arent straight...I was in a hurry because it was going to rain -again.

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Nah, looks GREAT! :D
I want to try this row/low tunnel thingy. I know how to put one together and all, but I have a question: This may be obvious but... So you're supposed to set it up ahead of time -- one week? two weeks? -- to warm up the soil first right? When you go to plant, do you strip the cover off, plant, then cover it all up again, or do you pull off 1/2 the length or 1/2 the width at a time??? :?:

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I set mine up ad covered it just to get some soil temp averages. A couple good clear days with it covered should warm it up well.
I flip one entire side over plant the length and then flip the other side over to do the other.
I am toying with the idea of building the beds seeding/planting then building it over the plants...this is my first try at it.
You can build a 100'x6' (plastic and emt every 5') for about $100.

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Tater, when did you ever see straight lines in nature? Won't affect the taste one bit, I promise... :wink:

Poly tunnels are a great season extender, something we northeners should learn from our Georgian friend. You can add months on either end with this, even keep some [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables]crucifers[/url] right through winter. (Both Taters plantings are cruciferous, which is how is getting away with planting early; don't try this with those heirloom tomatoes yet...)

Nice work sir! And I like the look of that soil...something you don't always hear about Georgia clay. Someone's been busy... :D

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The Helpful Gardener wrote:Tater, when did you ever see straight lines in nature?
Seriously I was expecting/waiting for you to say that exact thing. :lol:

Looking good there tater, I wish I had room for something like that. My gardening would be a whole lot different.

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One word: Wonderful
I really really liked your beautiful plants and especially your green house

Happy Gardening

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If/when I make mine, they'll only be 10'x4' or possibly 12'x3'. Then again, I'm also contemplating a geodesic dome for my 8'D keyhole garden.... 8)

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