It struck me as a "no-brainer"-- uh, they live in Maine and are growing and harvesting vegetables in their unheated hoop-houses through the winter, so why not in the Carolinas?
At the time I discovered Coleman's Winter Harvest book, I was living in the Piedmont of South Carolina, and we had an empty hoop-house at the botanical garden where I worked then. I'd already successfully overwintered lots of winter crops at home in my own vegetable gardens, with small protective hoops, etc. Hmm, a blog search on my post on "winter vegetables" came up with a lot.
But a search on hoop-houses came up with this interesting post, from 6 years ago. I was looking forward to fresh vegetables.
But the real focus of my thoughts this evening is how delighted I was to come across a new local farm that is growing four-seasons, under hoops, using Coleman's approach.
|a primitive version of covering winter veggies|
I just wish I needed to buy more veggies!
We have enough, normally from what I grow myself in our raised beds, and freeze, not to need to sign up for a CSA. We'd be inundated with vegetables.
But, these folks are doing it right.