New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 9:27 am

Put this together over the past couple days. Tomorrow I'm adding a second tier of wire shelves up high for more seedlings, and a watering system. And close in the south end. The north end connects into the barn.

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Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 11:49 am

bobperry wrote:Put this together over the past couple days. Tomorrow I'm adding a second tier of wire shelves up high for more seedlings, and a watering system. And close in the south end. The north end connects into the barn.

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Looks good! What are you growing? Ed

Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Well my neighbor gave me a bunch of tomato and pepper plants, on the left. Then I bought some sweet basil and other herbs and re-potted them into the black pots you see, on the right. And tomorrow I'll start some summer squash, other veggies etc from seed and get it a jump start. (Those forum members down south are probably laughing at us.)

Mostly I like the smell in there. If things work out I might expand next year. This one's just 16' long but there's room to double it or more.

Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 4:02 pm

Really nice Bob, my mom always had one when we were kids at home. She kept a wood stove going to get a real early start each year. I can still smell the stink from the dirt she always heated it on top of the stove to kill the grass seeds before using it for bedding. :lol:

Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 6:20 pm

bobperry wrote:Image

Looks good, all custom, no kit! But one thing......... if you expand it next year how are you going to get to the outhouse? I've never seen one labeled "flammable" before, but hey, I guess it depends on what you've been eating! :lol:

Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Scrivet wrote:
bobperry wrote:Image

Looks good, all custom, no kit! But one thing......... if you expand it next year how are you going to get to the outhouse? I've never seen one labeled "flammable" before, but hey, I guess it depends on what you've been eating! :lol:

Scrivet, you obviously haven't been exposed to Portuguese food! Ed

Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 8:21 pm

Believe it or not, that shack is where we keep all the gasoline and diesel cans. Once had a neighbor lose a beautiful shop and all his tools, welding near a gas can inside. Keep motor oils and paint thinners etc in there too,

Re: New hoop-house

Sun May 20, 2012 9:11 pm

You're a handy dude, Bob!! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Re: New hoop-house

Mon May 21, 2012 11:01 am

Yogie wrote:Really nice Bob, my mom always had one when we were kids at home. She kept a wood stove going to get a real early start each year. I can still smell the stink from the dirt she always heated it on top of the stove to kill the grass seeds before using it for bedding. :lol:


Haha Yogie that dirt must have stunk !

Re: New hoop-house

Wed May 23, 2012 11:04 am

bobperry wrote:Believe it or not, that shack is where we keep all the gasoline and diesel cans. Once had a neighbor lose a beautiful shop and all his tools, welding near a gas can inside. Keep motor oils and paint thinners etc in there too,


That is screwed up, I thought that was the outhouse. I've been pooping in there for years. Sorry, and someone else has been using the same bucket. Strange, I'm not the only one.

Re: New hoop-house

Wed May 23, 2012 7:48 pm

Now Chris, didn't you read what they said about keeping it clean? :P

Re: New hoop-house

Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:57 pm

Nice job Bob, I can't see why your Donut Seed failed in there. Could have been the fumes from the Flameable house!

Re: New hoop-house

Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:04 pm

Bob Perry wrote:Believe it or not, that shack is where we keep all the gasoline and diesel cans. Once had a neighbor lose a beautiful shop and all his tools, welding near a gas can inside. Keep motor oils and paint thinners etc in there too,


Exactly Bob :!: I learned in the Navy that POL (Petrol, Oil Lubricants) belong in a separate building. I keep most of my gas in a separate garden shed. I do keep my oils in the pole barn but they are in sealed containers and no where near my welders and won't be anywhere near my O/A setup.

Re: New hoop-house

Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:47 am

Jay M wrote:Nice job Bob, I can't see why your Donut Seed failed in there. Could have been the fumes from the Flameable house!

He planted seeds from yeast raised doughnuts which will only grow in the south. He needs to use seeds from the fried cake type of doughnut. Vern

Re: New hoop-house

Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:06 am

v w wrote:He planted seeds from yeast raised doughnuts which will only grow in the south. He needs to use seeds from the fried cake type of doughnut. Vern


Do they have jelly doughnut seeds?