caterpillartunnel Photos & Videos

14 hours ago

24 ft wide tunnel at a local educational institution. The larger pathways provide the needed space for big groups or those with disabilities, and the space also doubles as a wash station (sink against far wall). • • • • #greenhouse #greenhousedesign #movablegreenhouse #mobilegreenhouse #diygreenhouse #greenhousegrown #greenhouseventilation #solawrap #hightunnel #hoophouse #caterpillartunnel #coloradofarm #californiagrown #csafarm #smallfarm #seasonextension #fourseasonfarming #permaculture #urbangarden #urbanfarm #ruralfarm #homestead #homesteading #tunnelvisionhoops

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1 day ago

Sometimes older tunnels need an upgrade. This 24 ft x 60 ft high tunnel needed a more permanent entrance option so we made some custom doors. The pictures door is 8 ft wide x 7 ft tall when open, and only took about 40 minutes to completely install. • • • • #greenhouse #greenhousedesign #movablegreenhouse #mobilegreenhouse #diygreenhouse #greenhousegrown #greenhouseventilation #solawrap #hightunnel #hoophouse #caterpillartunnel #cannabiscultivation #coloradofarm #californiagrown #csafarm #smallfarm #seasonextension #fourseasonfarming #permaculture #urbangarden #urbanfarm #ruralfarm #homestead #homesteading #tunnelvisionhoops

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1 week ago

Our first farmers market was a hit today! . . After we got done and unpacked we hit the tomato house for some much needed training/trellising (cherry tomatoes are taller than me now!) and added some white landscape fabric in the pathways. It will help to keep the weeds at bay and also should reflect some added sunlight to the understory of the tomatoes, (hopefully) helping them to ripen faster! We shall see! It definitely looks nicer in there now! #ccrgardens #growlocal #marketgarden #eatlocal #hoophouse #tomatoes #caterpillartunnel #hardpruning #lowerandlean

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1 week ago

Obligatory machine picture. Another beast nearly ready to role off the line.

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1 week ago

The caterpillar tunnels are up! Our Next Stage Grant proposal to the Mill City Farmers Market was funded this spring. Thank you, @mcfarmersmkt ! We asked for money for two caterpillar tunnels to help us increase the amount of produce we can grow in the "shoulder seasons" (late spring, early fall). These tunnels are a lot less expensive per square foot than the larger hoop houses we have and they are also quite move-able which will help with crop rotation. We really enjoy growing in the cooler months because there is a larger demand for our product (a lot of you are home gardeners and have your own vegetables growing during the summer). It also allows us a chance to spread our work load out a little more throughout the year rather than trying to cram it all into 3-4 months of summer. We'll be using the caterpillar tunnels this summer to give our heat-loving peppers a boost and also to grow a larger amount of ginger for @youbetchakimchi in Minneapolis. We'll then move the tunnels over fall crops in the late fall to extend the harvest season into November and hopefully December! . . . . . #seasonextension #caterpillartunnel #smallfarm #marketgarden #stockholmwi #pepinwi #maidenrockwi

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2 weeks ago

Yesterday, my amazing helper(aka boyfriend aka forced labor 😆 @mkoster138 ) and I put in this prototype #hail protection #caterpillartunnel in at my growing space. Here in #coloradosprings hail is a HUGE issue 😡, so coming up with some ways to ward it off is very important to any success I’ll have this year. Thanks to @baremtnfarm for the design inspiration(check out their YouTube for some really cool vids on all things #flowerfarming ) Fingers crossed these tunnels will be the ticket! . . . #climatechange #battendownthehatches #farminghacks #stayawayhail #womenwhofarm #smallscalefarming #youngfarmer #coloradoflowers #flowerfarmher

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2 weeks ago

This week is the big test for the tunnel. Will it handle the wind gusts? It's in a relatively protected spot, and I've tightened the rope and weighed one side down with water by forming a channel at the bottom of the plastic. We'll see... @myrthazierock #caterpillartunnel

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3 weeks ago

Building up Main Field, pt II This is a really boring post, I just needed to get it out of my brain: Main field has two primary production areas - 26 long beds (100') and 11 short beds ( 40'), all standard 30" market garden width. Pathways are 18", a bit wide and that caused some problems with constructing the caterpillar tunnels. Silage tarps were laid down beginning of March for occultation. We were asked to sacrifice a production bed between tunnels for a landscape fabric-lined pathway. I don't think it was a great decision. It's on my to-do list to pull back some of the fabric and sow a cover crop that's forage for pollinators. We lost 3 long beds and 1 short bed in order to make those pathways - 850 square feet of production space. 😐 There are obvious benefits, but I'm not sure how I feel about the tunnels yet. They are 14' wide and would perfectly span four production beds if we had < 16" pathways. But we don't, so the sidewall posts fall a couple inches inside the original raised beds. We've had to move a bit of soil around to maintain the 30" width - causing some noticeable weed problems. Cultivating the tunnel sides is also tricky since we have to move around those posts. Water hitting the tunnels (whether outside from rain or inside from the sprinkler system) is showing noticable errosion patterns in the beds, dependent on how high we roll up the sides. Interestingly, the weeds that grow in that area have shallow and densely branching roots - an attempt to hold the soil down for us. So I'm thinking of sowing buckwheat along the edge of the tunnel to crowd out weeds and prevent the errosion. But we'll be doing 10 beds of tomatoes and 4 beds of cukes, vertically trellised, 12" spacing!! Really looking forward to pruning being a part of the weekly schedule!

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3 weeks ago

Last night's rain was super helpful and so many things (and weeds!!) have popped up since! Today I'm irrigating the tunnel to prepare the soil for planting tomorrow. . Last year the tunnel was planted on May 22. I chose to wait this year because it is a lot of effort opening and closing it, and with Jon away this week I already had my hands full. Myrah loves hanging out by the tunnel, so we'll have a nice afternoon reunited as a family planting all the heat loving things tomorrow! 🥒🍆🍅🌶 #farmerjontakesavacay #caterpillartunnel #hightunnel

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3 weeks ago

We've accomplished a lot since the start of the season (March 11th). It was a barren and depressing landscape to inherit. It sounds made-up, but all the plants on the farm felt prickly and wary of our presence. They had been really abused last year and remembered. Here are some progress pics of our propagation house. It's a simple caterpillar tunnel - rebar staked into the ground with landscape fabric as our foundation. We've built and added more tables, put the back half of the tunnel into production, added a germination chamber, and constructed an endwall from wood, zip ties, and wiggle wire.

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3 weeks ago

Farm update photos during the 15 minutes of no rain this week - crops are coming in strong! Tomatoes pruned and trained up their trellises (love having “tomato fingers”!), frisée lettuce looking good, peas, zucchini, cukes and others are going crazy with all this rain! . . It will be a few weeks yet before these crops are ready, but stay tuned to hear what will be in our CSA veggie bags and available for extra purchases this week! #marketgarden #ccrgardens #growlocal #familyrun #caterpillartunnel #eatlocal

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3 weeks ago

Tid til et nyt hold grøntsager, hver eneste uge bliver der skiftet ud i bedene og plantet nyt. Jeg var godt tilfreds med de 3 høst jeg fik af salaten, endnu en god grund til at komme igang med at dyrke salat 🌱 Nu skal salaten udplantes på friland det næste stykke tid, indtil vi rammer det sene efterår. Det efterlader plads i drivhuset til at forsøge sig med andre afgrøder 🌱 Jeg prøver med Glaskål 🌱 #klimavenligmad #selvforsyning #økologiskmat #marketgardener #urbanfarm #caterpillartunnel

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4 weeks ago

🍅 Tomato and sweet pepper update: trellised and growing along 🌶️

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4 weeks ago

Daydreaming about tomatoes... 💭

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1 month ago

Waiting for a clear, calm morning to put the plastic on the new tunnel on the farm. The beds are all prepped so we can hope that it will be filled with tomatoes, peppers and eggplant by this time next week!

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1 month ago

The visually big job of putting the plastic on the tunnel is done as of this morning. The past two years Jon has done it by himself, but today Myrah was at Grandma's so I got to help. For some reason, we get multiple offers to help with this task every year, and way less offers to help with weeding. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #caterpillartunnel #4yearoldpoly #tunnel #righttime #nowind

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1 month ago

These folks are ON POINT #Repost @tenmothersfarm (via @farmstandrevival ) ・・・ What kind of fabric do you use and from where do you prefer to get it?🤙🥕 @farmstandrevival ‘s Featured Farm: @tenmothersfarm Ten Mothers Farm is a small farm in Cedar Grove, NC. No-till, no tractor, no pesticides, no GMOs. Just delicious, organic, life-giving food. We grow vegetables that we love to eat; we cook our meals with produce we’ve just picked from the fields; and we take great pleasure in sharing the abundance with friends, neighbors, and CSA members. Cedar Grove, NC 📷: @tenmothersfarm Happy Farming! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Join the movement!👨‍🌾👍 Let’s Revive Small Local Farms 🙌 We feature small regenerative growers 👩‍🌾👨‍🌾 from around the world! 🥕 We are a community of growers! 😁 @farmstandrevival ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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1 month ago

Aufbau des Folientunnels. Daten und Fakten: Größe: 4,2 × 15m, 2,2 m hoch Aufbauzeit: 2,5 Stunden zur Zweit Kosten pro Tunnel: insgesamt ca. €1000 inkl Frachtkosten, plus unzählige Arbeitsstunden (knapp €16 pro qm) Danke an: 🙏 Meinen Mann für das Fabrizieren der Ankerplatten für die Karabiner, das Mitdenken und das Aufbauen mit ... 🙏 Martin, treuer Abo-Kunde mit ganz vielen Fähigkeiten 🙏 Bauunternehmen Waldhart Ferdinand für die Organisation der Eisenstäbe 🙏 Firma FVG Folien für das Dranbleiben mit mir, Unterstützung beim Design und Spezialanfertigung der Bögen 🙏 die vielen Innovatoren im Bereich #marketgardening , die in Nordamerika zum Design und Optimierung von Kosten für kleine Betriebe wie meiner beigetragen haben #saisonverlängerung #folientunnel #seasonextension #caterpillartunnel #hoophouse

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1 month ago

Geschafft! Noch dazu sind mehrere Reihen Dank dreei Helferinnen unkrautfrei, der ganze Hangbereich für Wassermelonen und Kürbis ist Dank meinem Neffe und seiner Freundin ausgesät, die Bambus-Teepees für Kletterbihnen sind Dank zwei Buben gebunden, Radieschen und Rohnen sind Dank vier Kindern und ihren Eltern gesät, der Knoblauch bekam Kompost, und und und. Ich bin so dankbar!🙏❤🐝🌻 #meilenstein #milestone #wandertunnel #fvgfolien

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1 month ago

What kind of fabric do you use and from where do you prefer to get it?🤙🥕 @farmstandrevival ‘s Featured Farm: @tenmothersfarm Ten Mothers Farm is a small farm in Cedar Grove, NC. No-till, no tractor, no pesticides, no GMOs. Just delicious, organic, life-giving food. We grow vegetables that we love to eat; we cook our meals with produce we’ve just picked from the fields; and we take great pleasure in sharing the abundance with friends, neighbors, and CSA members. Cedar Grove, NC 📷: @tenmothersfarm Happy Farming! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Join the movement!👨‍🌾👍 Let’s Revive Small Local Farms 🙌 We feature small regenerative growers 👩‍🌾👨‍🌾 from around the world! 🥕 We are a community of growers! 😁 @farmstandrevival ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #farmstandrevival #raisedbeds #raisedgardenbeds #veggiepatch #irrigation #dripline #homesteading #organic #organicfood #organicgardening #organicos #organicgardening #organicgarden #organiclife #organicfarming #organicliving #organicveggies #homestead #homesteadinglife #homesteadlife #homesteader #urbanhomestead #urbanhomesteading #urbangardener #gardenlover #homegrownveggies #microfarm #caterpillartunnel

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1 month ago

First succession of summer squash went in the ground today, where this morning there was spinach. Can't wait to grill those first few patty pans and baby zukes! (Before we get sick and tired of harvesting them day in and day out. 😝)

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1 month ago

The great spring-to-summer veggie garden turnover is in full effect! In the #caterpillartunnel we went from lots of spring greens and radishes to companion planted beds of tomatoes/saladmix/carrots, cucumbers/carrots, and eggplants/radish with the usual spring volunteer accompaniment of poppys, potatoes, and mushrooms. Outside we'll be quickly turning our cauliflower beds into summer squash beds and getting the rest of the summer veg out in the next few weeks. 💚💚💚 As per usual we are very excited about summer coming along and also about our partnership with @brotherdavids We're pumped for their launch into the #regenerativecannabis space and hope that #conciousconsumers love their farmer's flowers as much as we do! 🤗🤗🤗 With each new season our farm improves and we continue to strive towards better practices. We are #grateful for the supportive conversations around #regenerativepractices It is important to us to help foster societal dialogue about #cannabis normalization in this difficult merging of #culture and #industry 🌎🌏🌍 In the last photo you'll see the 3 O'Neill #brothers...Ben 's tuckered out after bucking straw bales! #familyfarm 👨🏽‍🌾👨🏽‍🌾👨🏽‍🌾 #greatsuccess #familyaffair #strivingforregenerative #regenerativecannabis #regenerativeagriculture #regenerating #sacredallies #alloneornone #americascannabisheartland #toolegittoquit #buildeachotherup #mendocino #mendocinosustainablygrown #americascannabisheartland #thecaliforniaway @land_of_lito @flow_kana @brotherdavids @sunandearthcert @dragonflyearthmedicine @regenerativecannabisfarming #lovetoall

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1 month ago

Checking on the tunnels at sunset yesterday 👩‍🚀 it really felt like Mars!

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1 month ago

Lucas checks on the peppers and tomatoes 👨‍🌾 Now on to the second tunnel!

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1 month ago

It's transplant time! One caterpillar tunnel's worth of tomatoes and sweet peppers down.

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1 month ago

Our new purchase 🎉 A 100ft long caterpillar 🐛 tunnel, that will shelter our cucumbers and peppers this year 🌶️🥒 Notre nouvel achat 🎉 Un tunnel chenille 🐛 de 100 pieds, qui va héberger nos concombres et poivrons cette année 🥒🌶️ #seasonextension #secondhand #caterpillartunnel #tunnelchenille

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1 month ago

Getting the field ready for tomatoes and peppers! 🍅🌶️ On deck are Potatoes

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