Even though we have a large number of salvaged windows for building a permanent green house, we decided to make do with a temporary hoop house for the next year or two. Most of our materials were already here or recycled but we did buy the PVC for the hoops and some of the fasteners. We didn't put a lot of thought into our plan since we had built a hoop house about 8 years ago. Despite a few hiccups, it will function nicely.
|Lots of left over mess to clear out from the foundation project|
|Lots of southwest light. Location is behind the greasy spider.|
|Moved the pallets the Fergus brought over to where the new compost piles will go.|
|Screwed together a 2x4 foundation for an 8x10 frame.|
|Connecting PVC in the center with stinky chemicals and lots of bad jokes.|
|Attach the PVC ends to the 2x4 foundation with brackets.|
|Framed in a quick door|
|Seedling table in. Ready for plastic wrap.|
|The south side can be rolled up for venting.|
The total cost of the project would be around $150 with new materials. It's still early to start veggies in the hoop house, but there are lots of medicinal herbs that require cold conditioning and fluctuating temperatures to mimic the natural seed casting that occurs in the fall.