Denise Cares wrote:What a sweet little hoop house. For not having made one before, you really did a nice job. The wood supports look like they'll hold up to any snow load and the curved slope will help a lot too. An alternative to gorilla tape to protect the plastic from the pvc material is to spray paint the pipes with UV guard plastic paint. I found some at Home Depot that was under $5/large can. I stacked my pipe on top of cardboard laid on the ground and held them tight with stakes on either side of the pipe every 3 -4 ft. After spraying all exposed surfaces simply 1/4 turn the pipe to expose what was touching and re-spray. Did 2 coats. It was quick and easy. Wondering what you used for insulating the floor that you mentioned. I thought it looked like you had put wire on the bottom to keep gophers out but that wouldn't seem necessary if you have a raised bed above pallets. How much snow do you typically get during a heavy storm? So many great ideas being shared on this post!
Terri Matthews wrote:Has anybody tried heating a greenhouse with incandescent Christmas lights? This gent says it is possible if the weather is not too cold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWasTEXj-sE
Winter in Kansas is cold enough so that they would not help mid-winter, but I would not mind getting more cold relief in the Fall! I like to plant hardy greens and harvest them until it gets too cold inside.
j flynn wrote:Hi, Great little greenhouse. I plan to use our covered hoop like shelter for a hoophouse and will use many of your ideas. I noticed a pressure sprayer on the rain barrels. How do you use this with the drip systems? I have rain barrels but can't get enough pressure for a hose to work faster than I can use a watering can. Would love to make a less labor intenstive way to water when there in no rain.