[Market-farming] (no subject)

Beth Spaugh lists at rhomestead.com
Mon Feb 12 14:48:51 EST 2007

Our first hoophouse was/is 14 x 20. A friend bent water pipe - I am not sure
how long a pipe but we got 24 foot plastic and had plenty to spare - I
assume 20 foot waterpipe. We put the ends in depressions drilled in a 2 x 4
frame on the ground. Wired lengths of 2x2 across the top for  ridge pole.
Framed in a door with small vent above the door on each end. Still using it,
mostly for storage, since we have a 26 x 96 now too. But, DH has been asked
to build 3 like our old one for friends. Haven't costed it out. Wants to use
Gatorshield pipe. The original waterpipe isn't rated for a heavy snow load.
One winter I stuck a couple upright 2 x 4s in as vertical supports when we
had several inches of snow.
But, it was not expensive and has served us well. I would prefer more
venting on the ends.

Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead
Peru NY
http://rhomestead.com <http://rhomestead.com/> 



From: The Blankleys [mailto:blankley at core.com] 
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 12:42 PM
To: Market-Farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [Market-farming] (no subject)

Regards to the list!


I am planning on making/ buying a smaller sized hoop house and am thinking
of a 12 X 24 ' size. I have a catalog from Charlie's Greenhouse out west and
Farm Tek to consider. Do any of you have any suggestions on where to buy or
what book to use to assemble my own? I would appreciate any comments and
thank you in advance. Georgene ( Farmer's Daughter's Organics) in Ohio   

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