As we stay on this road of becoming farmers we continue to work on our gardening skills and we are always experimenting on new plants and gardening Ideas. Gardening helps placate my farmer soul until I can start farming full-time. What we are doing now here in the city we plan to do on a larger scale when we move to our farm. This spring my wife wanted to get a jump on spring gardening and asked me to build her a small green house or hoop house, so I came up with this mini hoop house. It has really helped this spring getting a jump on our garden with the weather being so cold and wet. This only took about 2 hours to build and only 40 dollars worth of material.
That’s it pretty simple to build and it really helped this past spring getting a jump on our garden. Once the chance of frost has past you can take the top off or if you want to plant cucumbers, tomatoes, or pole beans you could just take the plastic off and you would already have a trellis in place.
I also tried something new with my tomatoes plants this year, I got tired of using those cheap cone-shaped wire cages that you buy at most garden centers and Home Depot’s. I used the Florida weave this year. I modified it a little to make it even better so my next post will be about the Florida weave and the rest of what we do here in the city to garden.