It is beginning to get colder here in North Georgia and our raised bed garden with 4x6 hoop house helps us extend our planting and harvest season! Interests in backyard gardening here in the south has continued to increase, and more gardeners are interested in continuing to raise at least some of their produce during this season of colder, shorter days.
Neither our yard space nor our budget has room for a large heated greenhouse, which would make winter gardening relatively easy! Instead, we use a raised "hoop house" on our deck. We can raise varieties of lettuce that are surprisingly cold-hardy, spinach, kale, chard, and other greens! More photos to come…check out our new "almost finished" Foothills Compost™ hoop house below!
Materials needed for a 4-by-6-foot hoop house: One 4 ft. PVC pipe, three 6-foot pieces of half-inch PVC pipe, three PVC joint fittings and six PVC clamp. Plumbers glue and heavy, clear plastic (4 or 6 mil) to cover the structure and of course a few bags of our 20 lb Foothills Compost™.
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