Location: Central New York - Finger Lakes - Zone 5
posted 4 years ago
This mini hoop uses 6' water pipe inside a 3'x8' 2x4 frame to start plants for the garden. The back has several 1gal jugs of water to moderate, store and release heat. There is a small inexpensive ceramic heater to guard against freezing. I use a wireless remote thermometer to monitor the temperature from inside. The front rolls up on a 1" pvc pipe. I repurposed an old sofa cover and an old blanket for cold nights. It sits on my south facing concrete front porch.
To understand permaculture is simply to look at how nature has been growing things for thousands of years. The 'secret' is simply to keep the soil covered with plants or mulch.