This step by step tutorial of how to build a mini low tunnel hoop house is a great do it yourself gardening project that can jump start or extend your growing season. The basic components of this low tunnel are hoops made from PVC pipe, a polyethylene greenhouse film cover and steel rebar pieces that work in connect with each other. The tunnel cover (polyethylene greenhouse film cover) will need to be wide enough and long enough to hang over the sides and the ends of the tunnel.
The plastic film covered tunnel provides warmer temperatures during the day that are slower to cool into the night due to the powerful sun’s rays. This helps increase the temperature of the soil which gives living organisms a more active environment. Soil contains an enormous number of living organisms including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, nematodes and arthropods
You can obtain all building materials and tools from your local hardware store.
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