Cool, i tried short hoop tunnels last summer but didn't dare leave them up all season much less winter. What material was used for the hoops and what was the covering? I used 3/4" pvc pipe (10' lengths) and a spun fabric cover similar to Agribon. I wonder if the PVC would hold up to the weather without flexing? I may try it next year depending on what was used at your farm.
Hi icebear:On the low tunnels, we used 1/2" galvanized metal conduit -- about $2 apiece for 10-footers. We bend them with our Quick Hoops™ benders, in this case the 6' bender. The metal hoops should hold up better than pvc. The tunnels in these photos are covered with Agribon and a layer of 4mm greenhouse film.
I may have to get one of those benders :)I used PVC because it could be easily straightened and reused if the whole contraption didn't work out. Now that i have established that i like the hoop/row cover system, i think i will go with a sturdier setup.May i have the product number for the greenhouse film you used?thanks so much!
Hi icebear:Thank you very much for your inquiry.Here's a link to the greenhouse film Part #9464. The film is 10' feet wide and comes in rolls 100' in length. The tunnels in the photo are actually about 90' long because you want a little extra row cover and film to secure at the ends of the structures and along the sides.Good luck and let us know how it works out.
Thanks, i will plan to try it for this gardening season.:)
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