Talk about a long-term project.
Last August, construction on our 30 x 72 high tunnel began.
A team of Amish workers put it up in two days.
As soon as they were done we put in a cover crop of winter rye.
Early this spring we tilled rows and put in locally milled locust posts, with high tensile wire for supports.
Next, hand-digging 54 holes.
Finally we put in the plants. Initially they looked like sticks but within two weeks they were growing rapidly.
Now to tend, watch. and wait. It’ll be two years or more until we’ve got a harvest large enough to sell. We’re looking forward to tasting that first grape…