Production planning, successions, and crop rotations to maximize your high tunnel space in winter

by Joe Rowland, CFSA Organic Initiatives Coordinator | Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 – 

I’m new to CFSA, if you didn’t know, and have the privilege of working with growers on season extension and high tunnels. When I started growing in high tunnels 12 years ago, I focused on the shoulder seasons. I wanted to grow earlier in the spring and later in the fall. So, I would make sure my tunnels were clean, clear, and raring to go by my March 15 target date for tomatoes. Similarly, I would have that tunnel packed full of beautiful greens and things in November and December as production slowed outside. 

In hindsight, what I didn’t focus on enough was the doldrums of January, February, and March!