Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day - 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

I got a special treat this weekend! Nick went up to the house with me and for my mother's day gift, built me a "hoop house" greenhouse. (Well, it is almost done, we forgot to get clips to hold on the plastic so it will get finished the next time he goes up.) For those of you who don't know what a hoop house is, it is made out of bending PCV pipe in a half circle shape and fastening them on the ground. We used rebar hammered into the ground and just put the pipes over the top. Nick used a greenhouse plan from a book that I bought and it went pretty well. Except for the rebar that wasn't in a straight line and dodging the massive ant hill we were building it next to.

You start out with 2 - 10ft sections of PVC and glue them together with a connector, that will also hold the cross bar.

First hoop is up and Nick is pounding in the rebar for the others.

Using a bigger hammer to get it 2 feet into the ground.

What do you mean that they aren't going in a straight line?

Re-positioning the rebar,
All the hoops and connectors are up, next is the plastic and the clips.
I am very excited to see if I can get my veggies started in there and grow things the deer love, like green peppers in there year round. Thanks Nick!


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