Simple PVC Hoop House Weathers The Blizzard

hoop house after the storm

hoop house after the storm

After writing last Friday’s post about the simple homemade PVC hoop house and talking about how it can weather snow storms, lo and behold we had the heaviest snow storm we’ve had in years over the weekend.  We set records on Sunday with over 12” of snowfall in some areas.  I thought I would share a few pictures of the hoop house from Sunday and Monday.  It held up great with the lettuce beds safely inside.

In the midst of the blizzard on Sunday, the hoop house was holding strong although covered and weighed down with the heavy snow.

hoop house in snow storm

hoop house in snow storm

Being concerned the snow may get too heavy, I cleaned the hoop house off a couple times during the storm.  I then cleaned it off again on Monday after the storm was over and it was in great shape.

hoop house cleaned up after the storm

hoop house cleaned up after the storm

Inside, the lettuce beds were safe and even more of the lettuce seeds had germinated.  Way to go hoop house!

beds safe inside hoop house

beds safe inside hoop house

 

lettuce bed safe in hoop house

lettuce bed safe in hoop house

Do you have any hoop house snow storm stories?

Larry Braley

About Larry Braley

Blessed husband to a wonderful, virtuous woman and father of five, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Raised on a midsize farm in the midwest during my childhood and early teen years. Moved away for several years to live the corporate life. Glad to be back in the country raising my family, teaching life skills and developing our mini-farm.
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