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Post  stripesmom on 11/10/2011, 2:11 pm

Well, it snowed here night before last. It wasn't cold enough for it to stay around, but they said if it was colder, we would have had a lot of snow. I went out early and found the hoops looking like this-



In the afternoon, I pulled back the plastic to see how the lettuce and spinach were coming along, this is a variety of lettuce and a square of beets.



Here's the spinach and some more lettuce, there's also shallots and red onions on the extreme left side, but you can't see them-



Last night, it got in to the 20's and I see that nothing was hurt in the hoops. I'm really loving this, it has extended my growing season. I was afraid I'd become melancholy when the season ended, but with this way of gardening, I'm still growing things, so no tears were shed when I cut down my tomato plants.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 11/10/2011, 4:56 pm

Looks like everything held up just fine and all your plants look they did fine as well:bounce:

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Post  Luci Dawson on 11/10/2011, 7:54 pm

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Love how you're securing the material to the hoops with binder clips! I was noodling about doing the same thing myself...so it's nice to know it will actually work as I intended.

One question: What was the lengh of the PVC pipe for the smaller hoop in the background?
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Post  stripesmom on 11/11/2011, 8:46 am

The 1/2" binder clips work perfectly. I don't know if this is the cheapest way to do it, but at Walmart, they come in a box of 4 for $1.88. Only draw back is they will eventually rust.

The smaller hoops are 5 ft. long. I decided to try the shorter ones for small veg growth. I think they retain more heat. I know they are warmer than the 4x4 box.
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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 11/11/2011, 8:52 am

This is giving me the idea to start my tomato plants a little early next year
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Post  stripesmom on 11/11/2011, 9:32 am

Me too, triple T!
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Post  RoOsTeR on 11/11/2011, 9:48 am

No doubt! Whatever works I say:cheers:

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 11/11/2011, 6:10 pm

I used to work with a guy who had a tomato competition with his mother. They wanted to see who had the first ripe tomato. He always seemed to have a ripe one by the first week in July. I don't remember which variety he grew.

These hoop houses seem easy enough to build. A tool knucklehead such as myself would probably have no problem making them.
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