The hoop house will extend our growing season dramatically. We will also be using our solar-heated blessing as a compost haven for the winter. We're about to enact a major composting program, but more on that later.
Colton and Andrew designed the hoop house based a video series and this diagram from the National Gardening Association. There's also a companion materials list here. The house we made is 9' high, 14' wide and 20' long.
|Each of the hoops are sitting on rebar that is hammered about 1' into the ground.|
|Andrew dug a 6" deep trench around the whole structure.|
|Boards sit in the trench and add stability to the structure. Also, all the joints are secured with duct tape, because duct tape fixes everything.|
|The hoops are affixed to the boards with pipe clamps.|
Viva la weekend.