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May 08, 2012

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Paula H.

They look great! I can't wait to hear how they work out for a late fall or early spring crop.

I have some spinach coming up that I planted in the fall. Just waiting to see how long the carrots and lettuce take to pop up.

Megan

That is much tidier than what I have going on (flimsy metal rods that are all different heights) - but whatever works, right? This will extend your season by at least a couple of months.

plantman

I think that's PEX, not PVC.

Calgary Garden Coach

Thanks Paula and Megan! Yes, whatever works! I got my spinach, lettuce and carrots seeded this morning - hooray!
And thanks for the correction Plantman. I guess the flexible stuff is actually PEX but the sleeves are PVC (non-flexible). Oops, I didn't pay attention to that detail (hubby did the shopping)! I made the correction in the post above to be more clear.
Janice

plantman

Brilliant design, BTW.

Calgary Garden Coach

Thank you! I'm very happy with it!

Raised Bed Head

Nice hoop house!!! i did my research before i built my raised bed this year and ended up using the same method for my hoop house.... i also agree that it's too late for spring plastic but i'm still going to prepare just incase. what methods are you thinking of using for the Poly/shade cloth installation? it's still up in the air for me.... any ideas?

Calgary Garden Coach

I was thinking of just using some large clothespeg-style clips to attach the plastic/cloth to the hoops.... unless you have any better ideas?
Janice

silicone tubing

Wow...It's really an amazing idea. I have never done gardening but after reading this article and your conversations. I would also like to grow crops in my small garden.

plastic feet

It's really an amazing idea. I liked it very much. PVC pipes are just amazing stuff. Your hard work is worth it in my eyes.

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