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Hoophouse crops for winter harvest

publication date: Aug 1, 2010
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hoophouse lettucThe body of knowledge about using hoophouses for cool-weather crops has grown each year, and the options are many. Each grower will want to customize the mixture of crops to suit the local climate, market, and desired work schedule. For example, our focus is on supplying a wide range of fresh produce all winter and spring to feed 100 people. If your goal is to maximize harvests in December, and then read novels by the woodstove till mid-February, you might rather plant a large amount of spinach to overwinter and harvest after your time off.

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