It's time. The experimental high tunnel has been a success. Yes, there needs to be some tweaks made so I don't have to take the plastic of the sides and buy a zip door every year, but it's time to expand - especially because I'm getting chickens! That, and I want to add 10 feet to it.
Here is a rough draft, but unless I plan on changing the orientation of the ribs, and add center cross pieces to support these, which probably won't happen, the door has to go on the short end - west, and that means it has to be well built because of wind. Although, it will be a lot closer to the Apple tree which will give it some protection. It won't flow with the green house however so I may have to give this some extra thought.
I wanted the door to go right where the arbor is - so as you come down the path you can go into the greenhouse - left, or go into the high tunnel - straight ahead. But again that is on the curved side unless I change the orientation of the ribs - which I considered doing because the wind would go up and over much more easily if it had a curve to travel on instead of hitting a plastic wall (side wall) as it does now. This would be so much easier on the tunnel as far as wear and tear.
Still in the planning stages
Happy Growing! Tessa