Monday, October 25, 2010
Hoop House report... temperatures are going DOWN!
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Hoop House Experiment report...
Low (so far today at 9:30pm): 41.9
Temperatures are heading down down down at night! Will get as low as 20 degrees F maybe colder by midweek.
Well heck... it IS almost the end of October here in northern Wyoming!
In preparation for the cold weather I:
-put a cozy blanket over my plants inside the hoop house.
-put a light on in there. Blanket + Light = ??? (we'll see!)
-put large pieces of styrofoam on the north side inside the hoop house.
-electric blanket??? Ohhh... just had this idea.... I guess if I had to I could put an electric blanket on my plants!!!
-fishy insulation... I repurposed 2 insulation bags that were used to ship fish from the Pet store. Wish that I had grabbed more! I could sew a covering for my hoop house using this stuff... or use it as a blanket.
-make it smaller (shorter)... I've been thinking that I should cut the hoops down to make a smaller house. I'm hoping that that would also help keep some warmth where it would be a smaller area.... hmmm..
I wonder what low temperature will bother my spinach, beet greens, swiss chard, and arugula????
As I write this post, it's a cozy 41.9 degrees F in my hoop house at 9:30pm.