I had learned about giant hoop houses through my work at the Conservation District and the USDA. I was not interested in these giant structures, although I was intrigued by the prospect of extending the season all the way to December...and starting the season much earlier than May.
Well, when I read about the inexpensive project, and the fact that my daughter was on her way to becoming a true green thumb, my excitement mounted. Thankfully, I have a very agreeable and hard working husband! He put these together starting Friday afternoon and finished before dark. Now we will extend the eggplant, basil, parsley, and swiss chard. I also plan to start some lettuce and spinach seeds this week. We'll see just how far we can push back the winter!