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Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Matt D. Connecticut

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Cold to Warm Season Structure Change: Cold Weather Set-Up

Seems like the weather is going from one extreme to another and the heat is here and getting worse. So, despite the less-than-ideal conditions to make the change (sunny, hot and humid today) the change needs to be made for the plant.

To try and beat some of the heat the goal was to get up right at sunrise and get as much done before the sun gets on the working area.

This is an image of the structure before the work was started. It is a full sheet of 6mil greenhouse plastic that is about 45ft. long and 50ft. wide. It has been buried at both sides and has been able to hold the heat and help provide some early season benefits, but now this same set-up would be a hindrance on plant growth. Excessively hot and humid conditions are not beneficial so there has been a summer design created to still offer some benefits.

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