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High tunnels extend growing season

by Tim Baker, Northwest Region Horticulture Specialist

It’s no secret that vegetables bring higher prices in the market earlier and later in the growing season. Tomatoes in May, for example, bring a much better price compared to tomatoes in July and August.

Growers have several tricks to get earlier tomatoes. A popular one is the use of black plastic mulch, which warms the soil and gets the plant growing more

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