Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hoop House....

So, recently we've been working on a hoop house, and I thought I would share it with you!

Our hoop house is a huge blessing, it's 12' by 12', and is very sturdy! At first we weren't sure it would get warm enough for anything to grow, but it's quite humid in there. 
Here are some pics of when we first started.

 We used pallet wood for the beds and the base.

  The only things we bought were the PVC pipes, the plastic, and the screws! 

 We took some gravel from our driveway and poured  it in here, for the walk way.

   We did one horseshoe shaped bed around the house, and one bed in the middle.

 Here's some pics of the finished product and of us planting stuff.  :)

 This is the door, or more like the flap to get in. :)

 The beds with little seeds, who've gone to sleep. 
 Trying to figure out were to plant...

So far we've planted lettuce, spinach, garlic, carrots, beets,
 bell peppers, peas, and squash. And we all ready have lettuce and pea sprouts!  And I'm sure we will plant more stuff, 12' by 12' is more than you think!

Like I said before, this is a huge blessing!
It only took 50 bucks to make, the pallets were free, its very sturdy and warm!  
The main reason we built this is so we would have, not just food, but healthy food, and food the way God intended, through the winter. You know, without pesticides and other poisonous chemicals. But no matter what, whether you spray your plants or not, water your plants daily or not, God is always the one who makes them grow.    
1 Corinthians 3:7 "So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow."

I love this verse, its so true! Hope you enjoyed seeing this! And who knows, maybe some day you will make your own hoop house!   

Blessings~ Hagen  


  1. Hmmm, isn't it like Hawaii in December? And just think of all the delicious vibrant produce that you will be able to grow in your hoophouse! What have you planted so far?

  2. Oh, dear. Silly me. Abby just pointed out the fact that you listed everything that you had planted... Have you planted anything NEW? :)
    Rebekah C.

    1. It's pretty warm in the hoop house, and our baby plants are growing rapidly! HeeHee, it's alright, Rebekah... the only other thing we planted was garlic, which I love!
      Blessings, Layla

    2. Thanks for being so good-natured :) Love garlic! We harvested at least a bushel of it this year. We just had some today in our basil-pesto. So yummy!
      Rebekah C.