Winter and Summer Hoophouse Production for Small-Scale Growers
Moscow, Idaho, sits on the eastern edge of the Palouse prairie at 2,500 feet in USDA climate Zone 5. Demand is growing for locally grown produce year round. A handful of small-scale Moscow-area growers have employed hoop houses to extend the growing season for summer crops. But none have attempted winter crops. In similar northern climates on the East Coast, organic growers have succeeded with year-round hoop house production, suggesting potential for success on the Palouse.
- Identify a diversity of winter and summer vegetables that can be grown in unheated, unlighted field hoophouses
- Develop an efficient organic method of production for those vegetables
- Promote the results on a farm webpage
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Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FW06-036, Winter and Summer Greenhouse Production for Small-Scale Growers .
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.