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Saturday, January 29, 2011

In the Hoop House... baby spinach

Thought that I'd give you a hoop house update....

It got up to 82.0 degrees F in the hoop house this bright sunny morning... with the plastic covering on.  So, I opened up the hoop house to the fresh air & sunshine...

Back in the early winter I sprinkled some spinach seeds in the soil within the hoop house.  Since it's been getting warmer in there... they sprouted and have their baby leaves!

The arugula is getting gangly and going to seed, but the swiss chard looks good enough to eat!!!  The spinach plant is dying back... I don't know... maybe it's gotten too hot?

So... in the hoop house I have:
swiss chard
beet greens
broccoli greens

I think that it's time to plant some lettuce!!!

While the hoop house is opened up, I'm going to give it a good watering!

Overall I'm very pleased with my hoop house experiment!  It has survived subzero temperatures and Wyoming winds.  My goal is to keep my greens alive... and grow some too!  So far... so good!

I've really enjoyed having something green to look at all winter!  And when I open up the house that wonderful earthy smell... is just a little piece of heaven!


  1. I'm glad you've done this. It's been fun to watch. Now I am going to steal your spinach!!
    Just kidding.

  2. OMG, 82 degrees! Nice and toasty in there! It's not even 82 in my house!

  3. I know Meems! My only regret is the my little hoop house is not big enough for me to crawl into!!! LOL!

  4. I was just wondering about the little hoop house that could. It's been great to follow the story of the hoop house in wyoming. You certainly have had wonderful success with growing greens in the cold snowy weather of Wyoming. It testifies to the fact that things actually can be grown in the garden year round.

    Have a great hoop garden day.

  5. Hi David! I do love your comments!
    The plants in the hoop house didn't grow much in December because it was so cold... but I did manage to keep the greens alive!

    Now that the days are longer and the sun is warmer... things are starting to get growing again! I just love seeing those baby leaves on the spinach seedlings!

  6. Wow! That hoop house really has been a success!

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