Monday, November 26, 2012

Building a Backyard Hoop House

 

Picture from inside the hoop house - the spinach, kale & asian greens are already growing!

I thought we all needed a break from the "Cyber Monday" ads - so I decided to show you the hoop house that we just built in our backyard.

If you recall - last year we bought a greenhouse kit that ended in disaster (see picture below) - to read about that sad event click on the link below:
Harbor Freight Greenhouse Warning

Our greenhouse kit ended in disaster

For this Hoop House we used some wood, metal brackets, pvc pipes, duct tape & some plastic.


It won't win any contests for looks but hopefully it will withstand our winter winds and serve it's purpose of growing greens during the off season.

ENJOY!
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10 comments:

  1. That is incredible! I love your creativity!

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  2. Thanks for the follow, Angie! I already followed you a while ago ;)

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  3. Awesome! I need to show this to my husband who has wanted to built a green house!

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  4. Wow that is so nice. We need that at home too for my plants to protect them from snow. Anyway, I'm your new follower. Thanks for visiting and following my blog.

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  5. I'm impressed! Happy growing to to you! :)

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  6. This looks so awesome! Nice job! :)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  7. Ellen from GeorgiaDecember 2, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Great idea the hoop house. How did you hold the pvc pipe to the boards? I was thinking of making a small one for the spinach and broccoli. Thanks Ellen from Georgia

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    1. We used metal brackets - nailed them to the inside of the boards. Insert one side of the pipe - bend the pipe & then insert into the bracket on the other side of the hoop house base. I hope that helps!
      Thanks!

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  8. I totally love this idea! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

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