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Old 10-18-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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The veggies live on; Local produce available in winter
10:26 AM, Oct 11, 2012
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It’s amazing what a sheet of plastic can do.

There’s a quarter-acre outdoor oasis in Pennfield that come February won’t be covered in snow. Instead, green, leafy vegetables will sprout from soil protected from winter by a thin plastic covering stretched over steel arches — structures dubbed hoop houses.

Trent and Ruthie Thompson are taking a stab at the science of...
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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Bummer - it looks like the article was pulled. A quarter acre of "season-extending" is a major project.
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Hmm...I thought I was so clever by searching the name of the author of the article and "winter vegetables"...there were several links, but all returned with the same missing article (despite having different web addresses). Maybe it was clever, but it still failed.

I'd love to extend the growing season in the fall and spring...but somehow getting things to grow earlier in the spring is VERY tempting (especially after a long winter).
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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I took that search engine class a coupla years ago.... use yahoo not google and plug in the title, 'The veggies live on; Local produce available in winter'. Yahoo gives you cached pages too so sometimes you can see what an article was even if it's gone ***poof***!!! Here ya go, Local News | Battle Creek Enquirer | battlecreekenquirer.com but.... it's a little too late and it went to an archive so now if you want to read it you'd have to pay to "play". Normally if you catch it real quick.... you can just yahoo it using the title or a coupla sentences from the article and click on the cached version and you can read the whole thing and see all the photos!!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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I still have green tops on my pot full of carrots in the greenhouse.

I guess they are good for season extenders--although, I don't know what kind of growth is going down into the carrot or just how slowly it is happening. At least they will be fresher harvesting from there than leaving them in the fridge (like I did my radishes).
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Not much ever goes to waste here.
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Last falls crop of rather hefty odd looking carrots were eventually used in some way or another.
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Hefty is right! Maybe I should try carrots again. I have heavy clay soil, but it's much improved now.
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They tasted fine but I still prefer the long and lean.
It was just something different to give a try...
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Last falls crop of rather hefty odd looking carrots were eventually used in some way or another.
Whatcha do? Carve a mini-Jack-o-lantern out of one of 'em?
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I probably could have.
They were used mostly in soups and stews as they were just too big for nibbling as they were.
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