Eliot Coleman uses low tunnels to grow carrots, salad greens and other crops in winter — in Maine!
Using these inexpensive low tunnels or "quick hoops," you can protect plants throughout winter for a fraction of the cost of building a greenhouse.
ILLUSTRATION: KRISTIN HURLIN
Broccoli, cabbage and many other crops work well under quick hoops.
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These low tunnels are covered with floating row covers. Before winter, a layer of plastic will be added.