High Tunnel Greenhouse Tour | What I've Learned | Tomato Pruning

High Tunnel Greenhouse Tour | What I've Learned | Tomato Pruning

Today I wanted to share with you everything I’ve learned about growing food in a hightunnel greenhouse. It was a bigger learning curve than I expected. While I am in the greenhouse I thought I’d also share with you how I maintain my tomatoes during the growing season including pruning and trellising.

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49 Comments

  1. Venn Mellor on December 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Just wanted to say how much I appreciate your channel, you and your family are so real in a world gone crazy. Also I wanted you to know that I am commenting from New-Caledonia in the south Pacific. We have quite a different climate here. Sigmund Freud said that human beings consist of love and work which certainly describes your family. More later if this gets through to you.

  2. 4philipp on December 1, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Chelsea, you spoil us with all the videos the last few weeks. Loving it.
    Looking forward to both high tunnel and Walapini results since I’ll be in a similar climate soon.
    Keep it up πŸ™‚

  3. HonestInquiry on December 1, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    What type of greenhouse film do you have on it? <3 the yarn that’s a great idea πŸ™‚

    Some tips for everyone: As long as you have adequate airflow, getting water on tomato leaves is a non-issue. They get rained on after all πŸ™‚ Also, Silica is a hugely beneficial supplement for tomatoes which will increase their strength, reduce stress, blossom end rot etc. and overall increase yield because of this.
    If you use white shade cloth instead of black, you will have better light diffusion and the cloth itself will absorb less heat keeping your temps cooler.

  4. 2plus 2by2 on December 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Ha, ha – I almost DMd you to find out how you secure the bottom of the lines for the tomatoes on the twine. I was thinking you must use ground stakes, but the wrap around will be way easier. I thought if I waited a bit the answer would come, but I needed to install a solution this week some time.

    The greenhouse is looking amazing, I can’t wait to see it mature into the autumn and how long you are able to extend your growing season.

  5. Outdoors and Country Living on December 1, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Great information. Thank you for sharing. We are considering getting one as well. Stay safe! β€œOutdoors and Country Living”.

  6. Aibrean Corvid Shular on December 1, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Finely, I get to learn what a High Tunnel is. This is great!

  7. kittenpawsbb on December 1, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    I was pruning tomatoes the other day and they have a scent. Are the pruning edible? Thank you 😊🌿

  8. Scott Cripple on December 1, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Where is your climate and general area?

  9. Deb's EnRITCHed Refuge on December 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Chelsea, I just love your videos, your honest teaching, humble confidence, appreciation and work ethic that all show through and through!
    I’m excited to get a glass greenhouse built this summer from my old farm house windows… etc!

  10. Jennifer McCormick on December 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Just came across this video. Love it! I am also planning a walapini this summer. Last summer I ran out of time. Did you do yours yet?

  11. Clear Creek Farm on December 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    For some reason been missing your videos

  12. Donna Killiany on December 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Everything looks amazing!

  13. Manjushree TSL on December 1, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Great high tunnel. Inspired to install one now. πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ‘. I greetings from Toronto.

  14. NeWorlDay 20 on December 1, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    You’ve given me a little more confidence in growing tomatoes. Thank you.

  15. Kris White on December 1, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Great information thanks

  16. Brittanyw 181725 on December 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Have you done a video this year of what all you are growing? I’m interested in the winter squash varieties 😊

  17. Dana Mama on December 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    I saw the upload two days ago but I have been so busy could not watch yet. Finally I could! This is valuable information. I have grown tomatoes for years. Some good success some not. But now I know why. I think we grew up thinking a tomato plant just grows and you pick the few you might get. So a lot of things make sense. Thank you πŸ™‚

  18. dhansonranch on December 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Great educational video! Good job. I am not a pruner of tomatoes, but from what I have learned, the pruning of tomatoes is also determined by whether you want quantity (leave the suckers) or quality(take the suckers so fruit bigger). One person I know does the paige wire and only prunes off the bottom leaves. But regardless, great looking plants. Mine are just starting to look like they might do something.

  19. Deb BeCain on December 1, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I say " greenhouses " for everyone! Anna white made a small green house/shed recently and it was so cute, like yours, with a no waste cuts plan with the clear plastic panels. Watering would be a problem in a greenhouse without the drip system. I know you will fix that too. I have been harvesting rainwater for a few years. I hate to see it flow away when I could use it later.

  20. Joelene Hammers on December 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    I was curious if you finished your other basement food storage area . you showed a video of the first part of it being built didnt know if it was finished yet.

  21. Jennifer Rush on December 1, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Don’t prune determinate…. you’ll end up with hardly any tomatoes. I do prune them up off the ground and an occasional branch for airflow

  22. warhead lord on December 1, 2021 at 1:15 pm

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  23. Jardin Petit Bassin on December 1, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Awesome Chelsey! Looking really good!
    Martine πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  24. Laura O'Reilly on December 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    I would like to know more about how to build a greenhouse to grow food over the winter, I am in 4b

  25. Donna on December 1, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    That was a good video, thank you! I also love your tattoo πŸ™‚

  26. Wendy K on December 1, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Chelsea everything looks wonderful! just beautiful in side that high tunnel. Love the way you use yarn for your tomatoes

  27. Cheryl Bertolini on December 1, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    catch some rain water to water the greenhouse

  28. Joanne Wilson on December 1, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    How wonderful is the high tunnel. Great idea being able to drive into the high tunnel to drop off compost etc. and having a good air flow. Work is never done, go and enjoy your lunch. You gave a very informative talk on the growing of tomatoes. Now you have me excited to see you harvest and make salsa and anything else from tomatoes using your fresh herbs. Keep well all and stay safe, cheers, xxxx

  29. HHeirloomIA on December 1, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Everything is looking great in the HT! So happy for you my friend!❀

  30. Ca Bo on December 1, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    πŸ’œvery informational.

  31. Aaron Morrow on December 1, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Did yall buy or build your own high tunnel?

  32. Brent Deaner on December 1, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    New to your channel. Love it! Thanks for all the tips!

  33. Verne Parrish on December 1, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    I am trying the string support method this year with my tomatoes. So far so good, though I have a couple that need to be tightened … as you said, if they aren’t tight, they can flop over. I grow in raised beds and those little tomato cages just don’t cut it for indeterminate varieties!

  34. Dianne B on December 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Wow… your tomatoes look amazing! That high tunnel really works well in your climate. I also follow Roots and Refuge and tried her egg trick with my tomatoes. I used an egg in alternating tomatoes, so I could see if there was a difference. Will be interesting to see. So far….the yellow Brandywine shows a huge difference but the San Marzano look very similar. Perhaps the fruiting will tell??
    Take care and I hope you have a great harvest!

  35. Benni L on December 1, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I never prune my bush tomatoes, only remove the lower leaves if needed, but never remove the suckers.
    I only prune the indeterminate tomato plants, and I do it like you do with your bushtomatoes.

  36. Holly McGowan on December 1, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Super Excited to find your channel! We are building our own high tunnel this year 20×40, so it was great to hear local(ish) advice! Hello from Quirky Quail Gardens in Prince George, BC!

  37. Marilene Beaulieu on December 1, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I just installed the plastic on my tunnel but I wonder how I will do this winter. The snow there can accumulate to the roof so even if I am shoveling, I am nervous for the plastic. Do you have a plan for this winter? I could remove the plastic for the winter but after, I won’t have the early spring heat I could use next year.

  38. Holly Pearce on December 1, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Do you think a high tunnel is hotter than a normal green house?

  39. lyn smith on December 1, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Great video.

  40. metamud on December 1, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    15:39 finally I managed to read it: "I Am Grateful". Thanks! πŸ˜‰

  41. Harmony Salem on December 1, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Merci from Montreal, Canada.

  42. Sherry 2 on December 1, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Love your high tunnel. But the whole or cracked egg as a calcium booster is pretty funny. It takes many, many years for an eggshell to break down enough to a form where a plant can absorb the calcium nutrient. You are better off eating the eggs, pulverizing the shells in a spice grinder and mixing the powder in the compost you spread on the beds. People should research these old wives tales before wasting perfectly good eggs😊

  43. Enjoying The Journey; Cancer As A Lifestyle on December 1, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    You have such a huge farm. Do you have any extra help during picking season?

  44. Kenneth Oakes on December 1, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks for another informative video. We are considering a green house of sorts here in Lillooet so your insights were appreciated. The tip about yarn was great.

  45. Northstar Prepsteader on December 1, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    I do the egg thing when planting, too…per R&R. Had the best tomato plants last year, so I’m implementing that practice from now on πŸ˜‰

  46. Trisha Brink on December 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    It looks amazing! So neat & tidy. Great jobπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  47. johnny mayo on December 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    The yarn idea is great!! My dad would use old pantyhose cut in strips.

  48. Amanda on December 1, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    I wish all gardening channels would have in their description box where they are located (state North with East west + country if they want to keep their space private) because many times I find a channel for the time but want to know where they are so I can tell their will work for my area

  49. Dil Vashi on December 1, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Chelsea. Do you supplement your plants with CO2?

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