|Raised bed with plastic covering tied in place. Arugula is growing in the center and lettuce seedlings are also growing in this bed.|
Friday, March 4, 2011
Fresh Air and Water
It was a mild and sunny day so I decided to open the roof of my convertible. Okay, a bit of an exaggeration, but I have been keeping my hoop house / low tunnel plastic tied open for the past few days. I folded and tied the plastic to the center PVC pipe with twine in order to allow rain to soak the beds. I decided to keep it open since the weather hasn't dipped below freezing recently.
The weather forecast for the next 10 days varies between the mid-30s and low-60s. No sign of really low temps but I will leave the plastic fastened to the pipe. The weather in Virginia in March and early April is very unpredictable. I will only remove the setup when we are definitely in the clear of snow and hard frost, which may be a few weeks from now.