Tunneling Above Ground
Not all tunnels are dug, since mine are built from the ground up! The current ones are the low caterpillar tunnels ('low' because I can't walk in them, 'caterpillar' because they are cinched down over ear hoop and it creates the look of segments, just like a caterpillar).
They are very important for my ability to grow many things here as they protect the crops beneath them from my summer frosts. They are easy to vent by lifting the sides and the plastic gets all bunched up on the top which actually provides a little shade for the crops in the intense midday sun and they can be closed to also protect from hail or damaging winds!
I've put up enough now that it goes fast and smooth, even though I usually like to transplant the row first, and then cover it so I have to be careful to not drag the plastic over tender plants or drop a hoop onto them.
With the weather evening out, the perennial flowers will soon bloom, the summer ones are getting tall and the little veggies are getting closer and closer to harvest size!
All those little rows within the row are single passes with this, the Jang seeder. It has different discs for different seeds sizes, gears and sprockets to adjust the spacing, a plate that makes a furrow, drops the seed in, and another roller to tamp it down! It makes direct seeding go soooo much faster than by hand and makes tidy, evenly spaced rows that don't require thinning. It's a good thing they painted it yellow because it is worth it's weight in gold!
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I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.