[Market-farming] Small Hoophouse construction

Bill Bradshaw billbradshaw at hughes.net
Wed Feb 14 09:25:01 EST 2007


Kevin, checked out your photos, really great. Your soil looks like it would 
grow anything. Nice raised beds. Bill
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Wilson" <kevin.wilson100 at shaw.ca>
To: <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 12:31 AM
Subject: [Market-farming] Small Hoophouse construction


>> From: "The Blankleys" <blankley at core.com>
>> 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
>
> I built a 12' x 26' this year, an expanded version of  a 12 x 20 I built a
> few years ago (reusing the old parts and adding some). I used 3/4" 
> schedule
> 40 plumbing pipe for the hoops (21 ft lengths to give better height
> clearance in the middle), set on rebar stakes at each end of the hoop. You
> can see the ground frame (2x4 and 2x6 cedar), rebar stakes (with padding 
> on
> top so they don't abrade the inside of the hoops) and hoops here:
> http://new.photos.yahoo.com/kevinw1canada/album/576460762389548520
>
> The finished hoophouse is here:
> http://new.photos.yahoo.com/kevinw1canada/album/576460762389606508
>
> Sorry, no intermediate construction pics, LMK if you want more detailed
> description. I have improved the holddowns for the rollup sides at 
> intervals
> all winter as the storms rolled through, so it is now pretty darn solid.
>
> Kevin
> Fiddlers farm
> Powell River, BC
>
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