[Market-farming] Summer production of cool season vegetables

Alex McGregor waldenfarm at sprintmail.com
Tue Feb 22 10:28:01 EST 2005


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Alex McGregor
Walden Farm


> [Original Message]
> From: Pat Meadows <pat at meadows.pair.com>
> To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 2/22/2005 8:36:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Summer production of cool season vegetables
>
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:56:01 -0600, you wrote:
>
> >Dear Growers, etc.
> >
> >I am interested in examples of people using high tunnels, row covers, 
> >shade cloth, misters, sprinkler irrigation, or other tricks to cool 
> >things down enough to produce lettuce, spinach and other cool season 
> >leafy green vegetables in the heat of the summer. 
>
> This is on a microscopic scale, mind you, but I grow lettuce
> and mesclun mix in a container on wheels and pull it into a
> shaded area on hot sunny summer days.  
>
> I am able to have fresh lettuce and mesclun throughout the
> entire summer in this manner (but I live in northern
> Pennsylvania in the mountains, I don't know if it would work
> in Texas or similar places).
>
> This could be adapted to a larger scale. 
>
> Pat
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