Protecting and Manipulating Crop Growth Using Poly Low Tunnels and Setting Up Farm Irrigation – The Urban Farmer – Week 5

 

 

The Urban Farmer

 







Advantages of Poly Low Tunnels

  • Warm up the soil earlier in the season.
  • Can be used to speed up and/or slow down plant growth cycles.
  • Protect crops during the shoulder seasons when weather patterns can be more variable.
  • Low cost and ultra portable compared to traditional fixed position greenhouses and hoop houses. 

 

Poly low tunnels protecting crops.

Poly low tunnels protecting crops.

 

 

Drip irrigation on one of Curtis's plots.

Drip irrigation on one of Curtis’s plots.

 

Custom made overhead irrigation sprinklers.

Custom made overhead irrigation sprinklers.

 

 

Salanova Lettuce

Salanova at Johnny’s Selected Seeds

“A new innovation in salad mix. Harvested as fully mature heads, the flavor and texture have had time to develop, giving them much better flavor and texture than traditional baby leaf. The unique structure of Salanova releases individual uniform size leaves with one simple cut. It is more than 40% higher yielding, has better flavor and texture, and double the shelf life of traditional baby leaf lettuce, making it a better and more economical option.”

Salanova. Image: Johnny's.

Salanova.  Image: Johnny’s.

 

Salanova. Image: Johnny's.

Salanova.  Image: Johnny’s.

 

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Comments 8

  1. Hey there! I wanted to download these podcasts, but it just opens the streamed version when I use the download hyperlink above. Am I missing something?? Wanted to listen on my MP3 player while I plant stuff 🙂

    thanks for the great work! so helpful.

    Brianna

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  2. Attach hose to fire hydrant. Open hydrant and drink. Wow I’ve been blown away by this series. So inspiring/realistic/helpful for me. Incredible work guys!

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  3. Hi there,
    I would be very interested to know what varieties of Salanova were grown. There are so many to choose from and would appreciate an expert opinion regarding loose leaf lettuce production. Thanks.

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      Only the loose leaf type, not the cored. The Foundation Collection. There are four varieties within that and his mix is a mix of those four varieties.

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