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Our Hoophouses

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As a last resort, to protect my gardens from rabbits, I bought a Hoophouse. See my project here: https://homesteadian.com/projects/2-project-greenhouse [85F186B8-34DB-44D1-B86D-FA3889E1FC81.jpeg]Let’s begin at the beginning. Last year, the last sev
This is my first year ever using hoophouses and I can now say that I am a gardener! It was a huge success.   [6DB46B9C-40FC-4EE3-BC95-433A905E6175.jpeg] The main goal for using a Hoophouse was to keep the critters from eating my plants. Little did I k
After one year of using a Hoophouse, I learned a lot about what to do with and what to expect from a Hoophouse / greenhouse. Thanks [5137C36F-EF1B-4D8F-825D-8B310DBC4F92.jpeg] Back in May of this year, little did I know that this would be my best gar
Making the hoophouse trellis for tomatoes. [Homestead_Hoophouse_trellis.PNG] As I write this, it is almost the end of October and there isn't much left growing in my gardens.  In the hoophouse, I have my precious peas that are just starting to be rea
Will the Hoophouse survive the winter? What we did was easy for these two seniors to do! [Hoophouse_winter_protection.PNG] While the weather is nice, it is time to work on the Hoophouse for the winter protection. We are in the midst of some nice, wa
Our Hoophouse has been a great garden space. Now, that it is staying, it is time to take care of the walkways. [Hoophouse_woodchip_walkways.PNG] The Hoophouse Journey Recap This past spring, we bought a Hoophouse, through Amazon, as an experiment.
Yesterday, they predicted wind gusts of 80km/hour  We, retirees, have tried our best to secure the frame and plastic, to keep it together during high winds.  The wind, yesterday, had it rocking, while the smaller green one,  as usual, barely even wo
Here we go again — high winds vs my hoophouses / greenhouses. Will the garden structures survive? [Hoophouses_and_high_winds.PNG] When I first set up my hoophouse, within a couple of days we had extremely high winds, which picked up the structure an
Last fall, I wrapped up our hoophouses (greenhouses) for the season, partly because I didn’t know what to expect but primarily, to be honest, I wanted a break from gardening. Silly me. Did you see my post about the carrots? I dug up carrots from t
When I was young, we frequently heard the phrase:  “You will eat a peck of dirt in your lifetime. ” That was definitely true, back in the day. Today, in 2023, I wonder how much dirt we do consume and what are the benefits? [2A60AD0B-5774-4CE6-A73
Well, spring is fast approaching and this will be the first year planning for a spring garden in my Hoophouse.  “The learning curve is real” The seed packets say “6-8 weeks before last frost” … but the hoophouse frost is going to have a different ti
Winter’s last kick at the can, one last heavy ice and snow storm, wreaked havoc on my Hoophouse … it had done so well. We had a lot of ice and snow and I forgot to go clear the roof it the Hoophouse … The frame is now bent and twisted from the wei