|Making the frame and raised bed|
Today we mostly just constructed the plastic cover (marrying three fairly cheap drop cloths together) and figuring innovative ways to secure the finished product (20x30 feet) to the arched poles. We settled on strong hair clamp things.
|Cover on and getting plants ready|
The wind whipped up there for awhile near the end of our planting and I wasn't too sure whether our clamps would hold. I half expected the whole plastic cover to up and float away. We have some planters sitting on the ends now to keep it from entirely taking flight, though, so that will hopefully sort the problem.
We don't expect the tunnel to be entirely weather or animal proof, either. . .but it's hopefully enough to keep some warmth in at night (still pretty chilly here) and the wildlife OUT. We'll see how well it works. It may be that I'm just setting up an expensive buffet for the local fauna.
|Not gorgeous, but should work well|
All in all, things are shaping up at the old homestead. I can't wait for our first harvest. . .there is nothing like eating the fruit of your labor and your own land.