Tag Archives : Sustainable Hoop house

Hoop house on December 6

Hoop house on December 6

ENF Hoop house Plastic being buried for insulation Our hoop house is experiencing it’s first winter at the McVean farm.  We have scaled our shifts to once every two weeks. We were excited to see our structure stand straight with healthy vibrant cold crops inside. We have totally insulated this hoop house by burying the side plastic.  Please note that we don’t have running water or electricity which makes this [Read More...]
End of warm lovers inside the sustainable hoop house

End of warm lovers inside the sustainable hoop house

End of Paavai bitter melon Frost bitten peppers We harvested the last of the peppers, eggplants and bitter melons this week from the green house. Our hoop house doesn’t have any electricity or running water.  Most of the watering was done by collecting rain water. Last weekend’s cold snap killed these plants for good.  We were able to extend their life span by atleast a month. We also have only one layer of 6 [Read More...]
Sustainable low tunnel hoop house

Sustainable low tunnel hoop house

All the beds are intercropped with fall/winter planting Our green house with the backdrop of beautiful fall colours Here is a shot of indoors and outdoors of our green house. We had so much success with it this year that we have ordered two more green houses for year 2011. We are one of the very few farmers in Ontario operating a hoop house without electricity or running water.  Currently, we get water once a week from a [Read More...]
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