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Project

Quick Garden Hoop

Introduction

 Acting as a mini-greenhouse, the inexpensive structure allows you to grow vegetables year-round.

Materials

  • 3/4-inch galvanized electrical conduit (EMT), cut into 2 or more 10-foot lengths
  • 1-inch medium snap clamps
  • 12 by 20-inch sandbags
  • Pipe bender
  • Agribon row cover
  • Plastic Tuflite greenhouse film

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using a pipe bender, shape metal conduit into semi-circular hoops. Insert hoops into the ground in a row, with ends of each hoop on either side of the planting area.

  2. Step 2

    Cover the hoops with an Agribon row cover. Place plastic greenhouse film on top, securing both cover and film with snap clamps.

  3. Step 3

    Place sandbags on the ground on the edges of the plastic to hold it down.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2010

Reviews (3)

  • 16 Apr, 2014

    I used this hoop house style for 3 years to extend the season for kale, collards, and carrots into December in southern Minnesota--loved harvesting in the snow! Super tasty veg, too.

  • 27 Apr, 2011

    I made one of these using 1/2 in. pvc pipe which is very inexpensive instead of the galvanized pipe. It might not last as long but it sure was cheaper!

  • 26 Feb, 2010

    I made one of these quick hoop houses (with a couple modifications and it works quite well. Thank you for the great idea.