Extending Our Season

  • Posted by: karl
Our new hoop house
Our new hoop house

I’ve been itching to build a hoop house for some time now. This spring I went to a permaculture demonstration on extending the season at David Homa’s impressive home and permaculture site. I based this small hoop house on his design and several of these small hoops that he had set up at his place. It’s not too complicated, cost around $100 in supplies, and took me exactly a day to construct, including digging out the sod to place the raised bed. We’re still sifting the compost to fill the bed, but hope to get some things planted and growing in the hoop in the next week or so, so we can plan on harvesting greens and some other hardy things well into the fall and winter.

Charlotte and Bea help excavate the spot for the raised bed and mini hoop house.
Charlotte and Bea help excavate the spot for the raised bed and mini hoop house.
The raised bed, finished and ready to have the top and hoop attached.
The raised bed, finished and ready to have the top and hoop attached.
The hinged top and hoops in place.
The hinged top and hoops in place.
The finished hoop house, soon to be filled with hardy fall and winter plants.
The finished hoop house, soon to be filled with hardy fall and winter plants.
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Author: karl