|Garlic is one crop that does very well for us.|
|Hoophouses and row covers are two ways we extend our season|
We have found that most warm weather summer crops like green beans, cucumbers, squash and zucchini do just fine for us as well but generally don’t come on as early as other areas of the county. We like to grow one hoophouse of zucchini and cucumbers to get them earlier and that seems worthwhile at this point. But other than that we don’t rush to have the earliest crops, that way we can plant a little later and not have to worry as much about the weather. We do use row cover fabric on most crops as a boost for the first couple weeks or until they start blooming. We also grow tomatoes and peppers exclusively in a hoophouse because they do so much better in there. Although this year I am cutting way back on the tomatoes and am growing mostly cherry tomatoes. I have had a hard time getting nice large tomatoes without splitting.