Has the ground warmed enough the accept seeds/seedlings?
What is the weather forecast for the week?
Which vegetables and companion vegetables do you want to grow?
Will you include companion plants for pest management/ soil enrichment?
What time will you be watering your plants daily?
Did you amend your soil last Autumn?
Have you factored in crop rotation?
What will you do if the weather changes midweek?
Are you planting indoors or outdoors?
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Portable – smaller, lightweight; often aluminum construction w/polycarbonate tops and sides.
Permanent – in-ground structures and insulated.
Temporary – quick and easy to build(e.g. straw bales, wood, sheet of rigid plastic or old windows, cinder blocks, shower door or other clear materials.
Mini Hoop Tunnels
A miniature greenhouse “trapping solar energy”
Make from simple materials from hardware store (row cloth, pvc pipes, plastic sheeting).
More attractive than Polytunnels
Can extend then growing season
Similar to a Mini Hoop Tunnel
Taller and wider structure
Sometimes called Hoop Houses
Walk –in Structure.
Excludes insects, protect seeds,
Warm soil, and protect against frost
Plant incubators (glass or heavy plastic) and temporary protectors from weather