Growing in High Tunnels

Watering and Fertilizing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

Watering and Fertilizing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

Lewis W. Jett, Division of Plant Sciences Successful production of tomatoes within a high tunnel hinges on proper watering and fertilization. High tunnels exclude natural rainfall, so timely irrigation is important. Because tomato fruits are more than 90 percent water, yield and quality suffer when plants are

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Triple-Cropping Specialty Cut Flowers in the High Tunnels

Triple-Cropping Specialty Cut Flowers in the High Tunnels

I want to share with you some results we’ve had growing specialty cut flowers in high tunnels here in Lincoln Nebraska. You can progress through the slides at your own pace, go backward or forward as you wish. This gives you time to look closely at the

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Forcing Muscari for Early Sales

Forcing Muscari for Early Sales

This presentation is on forcing Grape Hyacinths for early spring sales. The general methods can be used by those who want to force small pots for the home as well as those with commercial interest. In the past five years, sales of forced grape hyacinths have doubled

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Galia Muskmelons: A Potentially Profitable Early-Season Crop for High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains

Galia Muskmelons: A Potentially Profitable Early-Season Crop for High Tunnels in the Central Great Plains

High tunnels are low-cost season extension technology used for producing a diversity of horticulture crops (Lamont, et al., 2003). Specifically, high tunnels are passively vented, solar greenhouses covered with one layer of greenhouse plastic. Crops are grown directly in the soil beneath the high tunnel, and the

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High Tunnel Melon and Watermelon Production

High Tunnel Melon and Watermelon Production

High tunnels are low-cost, passive, solar greenhouses which use no fossil fuels for heating or venting. High tunnels can provide many benefits to horticulture crop producers: High tunnels are used to lengthen the growing season of crops. High tunnels protect the growing crop from environmental stress such

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Frequenty Asked Questions

Frequenty Asked Questions

General Is winter production of cut flowers feasible in unheated high tunnels? Is there a growers’ organization for those who produce cut flowers in high tunnels? What is the best stage to harvest cut flowers? Insects and Diseases What controls can I use for blister beetles that

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Warm Season Vegetables & Melons, Frequently Asked Questions

Warm Season Vegetables & Melons, Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some warm season vegetables that can be produced within a high tunnel? 2. What are some examples of cropping patterns for a high tunnel? 3. How are tomatoes grown within a high tunnel? 4. How many tomato plants can I plant in a 20’

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Production of Tomatoes within a High Tunnel

Production of Tomatoes within a High Tunnel

I. What is a high tunnel? A high tunnel is a solar heated, manually vented, plastic-covered cold frame that is used to lengthen the traditional growing season for many horticulture crops. High tunnels, often called hoophouses can significantly increase the average daily temperature and protect the crop

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High Tunnel Cantaloupe and Specialty Melon Cultivar Evaluation

High Tunnel Cantaloupe and Specialty Melon Cultivar Evaluation

Introduction: High tunnels are unheated, plastic-covered greenhouses which provide many benefits to vegetable producers: High tunnels lengthen the growing season of many high value vegetable crops such as melons and tomatoes. High tunnels protect the growing crop from extremes in temperature, strong winds, driving rain and destructive

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Growing Cucumbers within a High Tunnel

Growing Cucumbers within a High Tunnel

Introduction: Cucumbers (Cucumis sativus L.) are high yielding but frost-sensitive vegetables. They yield very well as an early-season crop, but also will produce well during the summer and fall. One method to extend the production season of cucumbers is using a high tunnel. High tunnels are unheated,

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