|Laying the Irrigation|
We also have a cold frame inside the greenhouse. This double layer of protection provides the perfect place for me to start our warm weather crops. I will start summer squash, herbs, winter squash, and cucumbers in the cold frame. Once they are a couple inches high, I transplant them either out into the outside garden or to a spot in the greenhouse. I have found that I prefer planting most of my warm weather crops right in the hoop house. They love the intense heat and I do not have to worry about cool weather and rain which so often come in June.
With the unusually warm temperatures, I also decided to go ahead and plant two of my raised beds outside of the hoop house. I put in peas, chard, spinach, and scallions. The dirt felt quite warm and these seeds should thrive with the cool night temperatures and warm days.