Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:42 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by Yardslave Today at 4:21 pm

» Baby Food
by yolos Today at 4:17 pm

» Watering
by GloriaG Today at 2:30 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 12:32 pm

» Today's Harvest
by countrynaturals Today at 12:22 pm

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by countrynaturals Today at 12:08 pm

» New England June 2017
by hammock gal Today at 9:12 am

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:37 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» Love My Dust Buster
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:51 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:45 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:03 pm

» Kombucha
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:25 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:50 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 12:06 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by countrynaturals 6/23/2017, 11:59 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Turan 6/23/2017, 11:28 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson 6/23/2017, 11:24 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by trolleydriver 6/23/2017, 8:08 pm

» Three Sisters Square Foot garden
by Scorpio Rising 6/23/2017, 7:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hoop House Questions

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hoop House Questions

Post  yolos on 10/11/2012, 10:11 am

I built a temporary greenhouse (hoop house) this past weekend. It is 9' W x 9' L by 8' H. I used 1/2 " PVC and 4 ml opaque plastic sheeting. It is not heated.


In August I planted summer vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers, summer yellow squash and black eye peas) in large pots so they could be moved into the hoop house to extend my season. They are doing well so far. I have gotten many cucumbers, there are green tomatoes on my 3 plants, the summer squash are just now forming squash and I don't have any hopes of harvesting the black eyed peas (my 4 year old grandson planted them and is excited watching them grow). Temperatures for the next 30 days are projected to be approx highs of 70-75* and lows of 45-50*. The 4 ml plastic will not provide much heat but hopefully will extend the season for awhile.

So, my question is, will enough sun get thru the opaque plastic to continue growth and fruiting.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3191
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hoop House Questions

Post  CharlesB on 10/11/2012, 2:41 pm

Looks like you are going to find out! Very Happy

One thing that helped with my hoop house (not heated) was to get a meat type thermometer I could put in the ground. You'll want to see the temps of the soil in those pots. If it is getting too low maybe try some reflective material around them?

It won't matter if the air in it is 90° if the soil in the pots is at 40° they will shut down. With that bed of material you seem to have placed the pots on you might be in good shape though.

Good luck!
avatar
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hoop House Questions

Post  yolos on 10/11/2012, 3:01 pm

CharlesB - Thanks for the heads up about the temperature of the soil in the pots. I had not considered that. I have a compost thermometer which hopefully reads temperatures that low.

What type of covering are you using on your hoops. I have been contemplating getting clear-clear plastic from somewhere for next year. If I get it really clear then I can get a thicker plastic which may keep it warmer.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3191
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hoop House Questions

Post  CharlesB on 10/11/2012, 5:03 pm

I got the plastic sheeting from Wal-Mart for like $7-$12. Can't remember exactly. It is relatively clear, not opaque. I still have a lot of it left. Will get a few boxes covered soon.

I just run two conduit length's (gray stuff cheaper than PVC) in an X on a 4'x4' box. Use something to hold them together up top then put the plastic over. Makes a mini green house for less than $20 and the wind cannot blow it over.
avatar
CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hoop House Questions

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum