Right now we have approximately 5,000 sq feet under plastic! Can you believe it!? Nick is in one of these pics for a size reference but you really cannot imagine how big of area that is without seeing it (it impresses me beyond belief).
Well, because Nick is crazy #1. But there are other better reasons: to keep the soil dry, warm the soil up, help seeds to sprout that aren't intended to be planted until June (sweet corn), and keep out the frost (freeze watch and frost warning for tonight!).
Updates on what we've got up and growing: peas peas and more peas, broccoli, potatoes, sweet corn, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, and spinach. Pumpkins are still in the greenhouse at home but half of them most likely will go in tomorrow (and off will come the plastic).
Nick's first attempt at grafting onto apple trees! 5 for 5 !!
Better get some of this stuff out soon; I'm outta room!