Late Fall 2016 – Building a Better Hoop House

The one trouble I had with my first attempt at a hoop house was that it was somewhat a pain to harvest things. I had to detach the plastic, lift it off, harvest, then attach it back. I saw this video showing how to build a hinged hoop-house and thought it was a brilliant idea. We used 2×4’s to build a frame that sat on top of the raised bed and then attached the PVC and plastic to the frame. Then we secured the frame to the raised bed using door hinges and now it’s much easier to harvest in the winter! Here’s a video showing it in action.