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Image 7 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 5 No. 2 spring 1959

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

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i.e. the loose-structured soil kee is the rrountl heat But the lettuce croi under the double layer of in- ’* from rising. ner plastic dtd not brown at all. \\'hen tt was cut, it gg? lluring extremely cold weather, limmert found the brought from $2 to $3 a basket according to the pre- lettuce did not grow. But when warm spells and railing market. V ~ * thaws occurred, it did grow. `l`his led him to conclude V _ ` it __ that, on the basis of early trials, vegetable production ~,_ " . may be commercially possible and profitable up to ,\ as late as (lhristmas and could start as early in the VV , /V‘ ; V ‘V '• · "s irin as February l·1. .»\nd this was his aim: Ve ·e- V .; ·’V“?{§ l " V . 4-·, .. , V. Vs table production when produce is in very short sup- kg V --——; V . . . I lx ' 7/ V} , ’ E" ily on the lll2ll`li€[—2\ll(l `rown without the cost of / gg.- {"··.- ~- - VV / /; \ ’ Q, k artificial heat. JL . V \ V \ r · · · T " .‘<“···*`*‘ l ` W 1 , lhe extra sheet of Jlastic over the round cover l —Z¤* ",. `• #`· 2 l -.. . ‘ #~ :§l¤\%("* · Kg) I- - V . :_TT1 ¤§¢*‘ [ -__ . . 1 i , _ i / ~· ’ :. , ': ;‘ was added to insure t ll2ll1l' and to hel) the cron ".9l*‘ - - ‘ ~‘ ` yi;)/’>°W} · ` - lh '; "@°@f‘ » #- *~·»*·..~- i ..,'_.‘ grow. Lettuce grown without the aid of any inner ‘ “ ’ ` W ·_\ · ilastic rround cover browned u J c uickl t and lost · ‘ . . ?V*" quality when it did grow. Under- ;t single luygy of This sketch (not to scale) shows the essential elements of the VV_ · %_mil l)luSLiCV the lcuucc grew but had U tendency LO plastic greenhouse within a plastic greenhouse. lt is ietom- I _ V _ V ._l V _ _[V` V N . I _ __ M I mended that the height be about (1 feet. each side of the [mn )l()“m§ I (lt home 5 ‘lg€5' ’ VCH ml (lol) QOH ` )€ roof about fi feet, and the height of the sidewalls about ’ marketed. 2% [Cct- i 3** V .—·· ' 5* V, ii";~. i . V ` ‘‘ -=*»· V\ V »._ VV `~ in `A V »?‘ .. tf as » ~‘/». xv" V V ”° i: 7; ` is V_.;?;;P /`VlVV V _.V,_ VA t Vh\,,V ‘ fi . ——`· " V " t i ==i ‘*i= . - .. V\Y A » _. t // . __.. . i·’‘V T2. , —... —.,_ j _,V =-v ‘ ‘·¤- ____ T ,,0__ —.`.·... T ` ti “ » ‘ ’· f '‘`‘ * ‘ V I :‘ ” ` ,4T·»»` ’~ fs.;-.% · v...__ `.‘.`# . QV ‘ . .<_;VV/fi9`&b_V » V. V,,·· Rv - \ _ f`~VVVVfVV/ V -· “i 3 0* N / V” ·’* y W .... ; rg. Vg ‘=- ># f i? Fg fg " i / V i / *4* § ’- gf . 1 . ei? F? ¤ ,......· - if - { PM F e . `.‘` . e ‘ ° .·» * #V { 9 Jr; , . VV _, V. · t as 4 V \_ ”` " V ig xi t .! ‘ A 1 .. ' V Q V .. V.; i ‘ » si · . ,:» i-i» · » » ,,1;.,.. __ ¤·:V_ V.: · V i . V C _ Vi; V ’ _ s»·"V _V_, R . c VV V, WK *1*** VV} if-ii “ W. J`. - 3Q :f· { 'f`’ t V. . ..»¤1‘’‘ -`’VV " :9 ` Q T X VW " ~ » ,,__, ig}? ;`_..;i,-‘ si?} Q§¤+»’,{3{4$¤·»·-; (_. —" ’_ . — ___ ·V·1 ...=·:,:.*$¤- .-.~ —V hiv ;-~§;: V¥$·.2Vb.c¢¤g{%[`;.i%V, ¢..-.. ·-,; M ’ . . .·F-¢:}Va*.Z‘V; `‘‘‘· ~ ey?{»¢¤:;·‘€`·$·.·==;W‘€:~;:>· rc; ;. ; ey ,“·. i V V2;. ` £2’*"L·»···""C’¤.-`?’ ~`i r""° sv ` »'¤.·7~ =g¤ ‘ V1.,} .V `· eV ~·° " ¤ ’'‘> in tee ’.¢’?*Y.‘-Z¥..1"· ` 2 ¤·V g, w V V -i»~ . ·;··V.;=§·gs=y»¤ ,»r:•» . V V ,. .i°‘ "~*i?T*f‘,i-·£5 ~ #1 —».. . 3%; **2;:.: ‘ _ _ ’ ,2 `~- , . Y .-.°. Q; wifi},. V_*{.».‘*ik.A ~:* V! ’ ~2V ’»* " yi =' V}- *~1S’•»lt .;V Vid L.: » · JQ ·V qxk YYVJV r°5‘°’ T ‘ tk V in.} . V `. _ · _V · V· 4 ·:~--·»—-. · .V I ‘ · I .. . ~· V _7 .V.V_V W ~tV =· e t—·- ‘?‘‘lt” ‘‘‘‘ ’ t S- V.; . t .4_ V . .~ . V . W V _y;-~ ___,_· .V_V_ V . r` .,,. . ¢;°‘*‘£{%= i.»_ · _.» _; ` Q £',:··. . ¥;V'·f’$. __·4 ‘· i , . ’V \ ._._ j . . ___V ···.·.V; _V__ · _...V *g¥s_$;..V V .; ;_.s¤.;gq·¤:*V, j 2·m;.;.Vi-i-•V,§[:· img;. . , V,_,V . J TY { ¤,. -»··~. **Vs· w "j:' ··, ·‘ 1.,-. ‘. _ ' -· if .5 ·g‘·- X, ,,` . ' .. V_ ‘`“'` V. —*~_j ’ gsi .- V. —¤ ‘f_ `- . `L 7 ` , ‘ V ‘ ’ ·` We- » -5 F .- ·. . ·` Q —·` ‘VZ*_ I"`.r· yy; .5}% •5¥’k;!V' ._ —V~ . · ` =-.=· ·‘ Z.` . , " -,1};:*.. ?'°j'-,,. 5.,»•·*‘ *‘ i· A -..,‘% · I- ” ‘» . .,,Y _ V V AW . , · ‘ .. VL V. V- [ .*_~ __ . -:»* _; VV " ‘ - VV V,_ ` V. ‘ _$* ’V· . { ~, _ ._ · ·‘‘‘’i ‘ .... - — ;·t . . . M 3 ‘·‘‘ ,._,,.·...-;?* ·¤¤·;*#··· · §·“ -V -. _-·_ 9,;,,.;- ( -` .: =j_V-n ·,,V ¤» ~ _ ¢- -_. V . V. _ · ‘ ` V‘ "‘ " · V -V · ·.:‘}i·· -V» ·' `W’ • .V., . ‘= V i " , ' ` · . V VCV ·’V .VV ,V VV _ V. , VV_ V:· 4 - . 1 NV, V Y%:== { V 'V * "JV === ° -`=V`‘ ~-V hw" VVVV V ' ~ ‘ V . · ` V V V V » . V 'VV V " if .‘‘‘ · ... -V`— i *3a*‘*·" ’ V ,.V VV• · A '_ ° The lettuce grown in this plastic field greenhouse was mar- aisle to permit access and the plastic on each side, supported _ keted when produce was in short supply. Note the center by wire frames. 7 lii·;x‘1t‘t:t;x‘ liutxi isn lloxuc $i(J|l·iN(Jl·]——Sl‘l{lN(§ M55) 7 V *1 *4*-·