advertisement

Extended season

Monday, November 15, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 5:12 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

As winter approaches, workers at MU’s Bradford Farm prepare for colder weather.

Preparation includes covering plants, which can allow them to live through several frosts, said MU research associate James Quinn.

“Often we’ll get a frost in October, but it’ll warm back up, so you can take advantage of that,” said superintendent Tim Reinhott.

Vegetables grow in high tunnels used to extend the growing season. The temperature in the high tunnels is increased 10-12 degrees, and covering plants with floating row covers increases the temperature another 10 degrees, Reinhott said.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements