Oh my gosh, it's 6:45 am and pitch black here in northern Wyoming... and it is COLD out there!!!! It's 18 degrees Fahrenheit! There's even a dusting of snow on the ground!
The hoop house experiment continues!!!
I'm going to see how long I can grow greens in my little 4x4 hoop house!
But in my little hoop house... it's a cozy 37.2 degrees! Yeah!
It only took:
-styrofoam sheets on the north & west sides
-jugs of water to collect & retain warmth
-Christmas lights on the soil around the plants
-a work light hanging from the supports
-a light cover on the plants inside the dome
-and... a sleeping bag covering the outside of the dome!
I'll go check on the plants later today when it hopefully warms up a bit!
For more information on having your own backyard hoop house, here's a nice article that I just read on the Mother Earth News website. (link added to my Reference list)