Tomato tunnel

28 May

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Here it is. A crowning architectural achievement here at Huerta Las Tunas.

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A way to keep pests out without any insecticides, because even organic insecticides kill.

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Above is a steamy eggplant, totally blemish-free. Without the pressure to battle pests, she is free to pursue other interests, namely blossoming and fruiting. I harvested many more eggplants from the plants in the tunnel than the ones outside of it.

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Green zebra tomatoes–something we had no luck growing out in the savage wild.

We may be onto something here! All it took was five arcs of 1-inch PVC, each about 5 meters long. We–ok, Carlos–hammered foot-long pieces of rebar into the ground and simply slid the pipe onto it. The black support running parallel to the ground is old drip tape. The grow cloth is actually only 2.5 meters wide, so we put two pieces on and joined them in the middle with clothespins. The outer edges are buried.

Resourceful, affordable, easy, functional!

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2 Responses to “Tomato tunnel”

  1. Jackie June 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I could not be more proud…

  2. Judy Emerson June 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Looks wonderful

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