Look at what a month in a high tunnel can do to squash and cucumbers!
The first picture shows 3 rows of yellow squash (far right), 3 rows of green zucchini (middle), and 3 rows of cucumber (far left). All were transplanted April 16.
The picture below was taken May 15!
The squash and zucchini plants are a bush type while the cucumbers have a trellis to climb to maximize space. We will begin harvesting squash and zucchini next week! The high tunnel increases the soil and air temperature causing growth to occur more quickly than if they were in the open field. We close the high tunnel at night to retain heat and open the high tunnel on warm days to allow for ventilation.