How to Make a Raised Garden Bed Cover Project – Hoop House

This step by step tutorial of how to make a raised garden bed cover project (Hoop House) is the best way to extend your growing season.

This great step by step picture tutorial and video of how to make a raised garden bed hoop cover project is like a mini temporary greenhouse.

Cutting four to six inches sections of an old garden hose is a great way to attach the plastic to the PVC hoops.

This project is great to use in the:

Spring to warm the soil and protect seedlings as they begin to grow.

Fall to keep the soil temperature from dropping, overwhelming rain showers and wind.

Winter gardening is possible in different areas of the United States with raised bed hoop covers and green house.

~ Advantages Using Hoop Houses
1)Frost protection, 4+º F.
2)Above ground level allows for earlier soil warming, advancing the growing season.
3)Small heaters can be used to give additional frost protection.
4)Structures are easily constructed from readily available materials.
5)Hoop houses can be used to start trays of vegetable seedlings early season and then be
planted with heat-loving crops that are allowed to grow to maturity.
6)Hoop/plastic covering can be manipulated and/or removed to control internal temperatures.
7)Compact size allows for season extension in backyard areas.

 

~ Disadvantages Using Hoop Houses
1)Relatively high cost per square foot of growing space.
2)Internal temperatures can rise quickly on cool sunny days and kill plants unless the plastic
covering is adjusted to allow for adequate ventilation.
3)Hoop covering must be removed at the end of the growing season, as snow load will crush
the hoops.
4)Plastic covering will only last 1 to 2 years unless more expensive greenhouse plastic is used.
hoop house

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