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Seed: a hot-climate summer hoophouse crop

publication date: May 1, 2017
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Growing seeds and transplants are two less-common uses of hoophouses, and they can work synergistically, as you’ll see. First I’ll talk about seed crops under cover. This can be a good use of your protected space in summer in a warm climate, or any time of year if you have a good market for seed. Using your tunnel for seasonal seed crops will be less appealing to growers in colder climates where tomatoes won’t grow outdoors in summer. But because seed crops can be a good income source, you might just want to put up another tunnel! This will enable you to better rotate your crops between tunnels in future years too.



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