posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:36 PM
I couldn't agree more!! For the past few years it seems that once every august or so here, we get a MASSIVE hail storm, or several heavy hail-like
rainstorms. As I have a massive garden plan, and the majority of the plants do not take well to being pelted.... I have come up with a soluiton:
Temporary green-housing! When a rainstorm or hail comes, cover up the garden beds by rolling a sheet of plastic or something over top of a frame.
Where I live, this green-house effect has a dual purpose: Our growing season is about mid may to mid september, last frost to first frost: 4 months.
Including "cool crops", ie frost-tolerant, have a growing season of about March to November.
Thus, by covering up my crops, I can have a EIGHT months WARM crop growing season!! (OR at the very least, six). Plus a month (or more) on either side
for cool crops, keeping out only the coldest of weather. Or dividing my beds up to have warm crops in 2/3, and cold crops in the other!
Great idea planting carrots inside!