Even though we are still four weeks away from winter I am still considering our winter garden a success. As you can see in the photos, we have a lot of great vegetables still growing in the garden, even as we near the end of November.
The weather report for this week was nightly lows in the 20’s F and day time highs in the upper 30’s F. As a result, last weekend I applied a layer of clear plastic over top of the row cover on the low tunnels. I used a basic construction grade 4 mil. thick clear plastic purchased at my local hardware store. I used the same thing last winter with good success.
Some online garden supply stores carry a 6 mil thick clear green house plastic that would be perfect to use, but it does cost more. Maybe next year.
I secured the plastic to the wooden base frame with staples, that way each low tunnel can be easily lifted up to harvest then lowered back down. Each low tunnel is 8 ft long. To learn more about building these simple low tunnels check out my pervious post “Building a Low Tunnel“
My wife harvested some carrots and radishes (pictured above) to go with the lettuce she harvested today for salads tonight. Nothing beats a homegrown salad in November. You’ve got to love the winter garden.