High Tunnel Farming
Off-season vegetable cultivation is recommended with the use of high tunnels of bamboo structure on the basis of its low construction cost. Off-season vegetables, such as, tomatoes, chilies / hot pepper, cucumber, brinjal, sweet peppers, ridge-gourd (teenda) and bitter-gourd (karela) can be cultivated using high tunnel technology. However, for the purpose of this article, three crops are being proposed, namely, tomato, sweet pepper, and cucumber.
The estimated yield potential of the farm varies according to the selected type of vegetable.
“High Tunnel Structure” may be designed in size of 30ft in width, 120ft length & 15 ~ 17ft in height. This structure is fixed type and is capable for multiple types of vegetables.