Hoop-House Experiment

Our Green Club took on the challenge of seeing if our vegetables could grow into the winter season by building a hoop-house, basically a small greenhouse.

Over a structure of supports, we secured a plastic tarp that would keep the sun’s heat in to keep the plants alive.

Did you know some plants like kale, chard and spinach like cooler temperatures and actually taste better when harvested later?

During the winter we had to dig our hoop-house out of the snow and the tarp was frozen once from all the rain. Unfortunately, none of our kale or chard survived. We realized that we planted them too close to the edge and the tarp and they froze.

However, when we checked this week, we saw some spinach had germinated and hopefully will be mature in three weeks!

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