Manage the hoophouse for more tomatoes, cukes
publication date: Mar 1, 2013
As the snow f
alls here in Maine and I look back through my records for last year, I realize that somehow or another, I ended up having a good hoophouse year in 2012. In fact, I doubled my tomato yield from the previous year in the same size house. In 2011, I grew just over 2,000 pounds of tomatoes in my 30 x 48 foot hoophouse. In 2012, I grew just over 4,000 pounds. I’d like to share some of my hoophouse successes and failures from 2012 in the hope that I can pass on something useful for 2013. This is the first in a series of articles about hoophouse improvements, and will cover planting density and trellising methods.
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