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Our new tunnel is closer to done.
Plastic is secured. Doors are on. Heater is hooked up.
Just need the exhaust fans to actually open now…. Minor detail.
But true to us, almost done means good enough to plant in.
So while tools and ladders and wires are strewn about, there’s a neat little row of kale going down the middle, and scallions and peas on the sides.
There are some big plants in the tunnel now as well. These were growing outside and transplanted in.
Ruth has wanted a eucalyptus (or two) to live in a tunnel and her wish has finally been granted: the ones outside were dug up and put in inside this week.
And while they were digging eucalyptus, the guys decided, why not, and transplanted some calendula as well.
So between those and the lisianthus and gomphrena in another tunnel, we should be able to have a couple bouquets of fresh flowers each week for the winter.
That’s pretty cool if I do say so myself.
That brings us to 3 permanent plants in the heated high tunnels: eucalyptus, lemon grass, and an olive tree.
The olive tree is another one of the my-grandmother-wanted-one-so-we-have-one things. We’re still figuring it out.
I feel like we should have a round number of perennial plants in the heated tunnels. Just because. What do you suggest for the 4th plant?
I want a citrus tree (well, like 5 trees, but who’s counting), but I don’t think that’ll happen. I don’t have the same pull my grandmother has. Maybe when I’m older.
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