High Tunnel NRCS Greenhouse. Our High tunnel has finally arrived. There was a lot of run around from the trucking company to get it to our homestead. When you live where the blacktop ends it can sometimes be difficult to have larger trucks get to you or they get to you and get stuck in the mud and gravel.
The high tunnel is 30×60 gothic with roll up sides and 20 ft machinery doors on each end.
I would advise any homesteader or market gardener interested in installing any kind of commercial ag structure to qualify your ground with NRCS, FSA and USDA. These agencies are ready to help small farmers.
We will be posting more videos as we build the high tunnel.
Wow there is a lot happening in this video. My sons birthday. Some poor girl is shrink wrapped to a pole. The septic contractor is making some progress. The installation of our new septic system has been a fun thing for the kids, watching skid steers dig and grade.One of the kids is in trouble and finally a phat ass dinner.
We are so busy that I am very behind on posting videos. Legos are lots of fun and if you build a lego space battle scene on the ceiling of your car LEOs might think your on drugs, that was many years ago. Also we have made many improvement to our gardens. We have also spent a lot of time qualifying a second garden area for NRCS. The eb and flow table or low tide table works great for plant starts and microgreens. Since this video was shot we also added a shade canopy to the eb and flow table.
PROTECT YOUR JUNK! I mean it there is nothing worse than a sweaty itchy… you get the idea.
This piece of ground is our secondary garden. We have expanded it and are planting it for production and NRCS qualification. NRCS has programs available that help farmers and gardeners get the equipment they need for successful growing and market production.
Our primary garden is already qualified and under contract for equipment installation.
Also I think I say popcorn enough to make a drinking game out of this video!!
We added an another raised bed to our garden space. This box is for our Aztec red spinach. Aztec red is not a true spinach but a spinach substitute. Aztec red is an annual but will reseed itself if left alone. Aztec red is also very heat tolerant .
Carrot soil mix, Raised carrot beds. Thanks to Bumblebee Junction for their awesome and straight forward videos. We are using a modified version of their carrot soil mix. I hope we got the mix correct, or at least correct enough to grow some phat stacks of carrots in our raised containers.
Potatoes plowed in ground. We were finally we able to get potatoes in the ground. We used our new Pre-owned garden tractor and a moldboard plow to cut in some furrows and plant 5 types of potatoes. And we did more testing with our Cordless electric cultivator. The cordless cultivator so far has tested very well with breaking up clumped dirt and shreading weeds.