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    How to Make a Hoop House

    Setting up a simple season extender
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, April 21, 2014, 2:10 PM

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    Whether you are protecting your spring plants from chaotic temperatures / storms or extending your growing season into fall and winter, learning how to build this simple hoop house over your raised beds can help your plants grow better and improve your overall success.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Walipini Style Greenhouses

    Year-round gardening in an underground greenhouse
    by bgarrett

    Friday, March 21, 2014, 8:35 PM

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    How would you like to have fresh vegetables and fruit year round? Sounds pretty good right?  Having an underground greenhouse will keep the temperatures hot in the winter and help prevent overheating in the summer; making it possible to grow your garden vegetables through the cold winter months.

    How it Works

    We all learned in school that under the earth’s crust is magma which heats the entire sphere. Surprisingly, if you dig down 4 feet, the heating process becomes apparent. For the vast majority of the planet, 4 feet below the surface will stay between 50° to 60°F even if the weather above the ground is 10°F with a cold wind! This phenomenon is called the thermal constant and it’s what the underground greenhouse thrives on.

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    Building a Cattle Panel Pallet Greenhouse

    9' x 12.5' DIY greenhouse for under $300
    by threemealsfarm

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:43 PM

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    As any experienced gardener will tell you, having a greenhouse can be an invaluable tool in the food-growing toolbox.  Having a greenhouse at one's disposal opens up many different growing possibilities and can be a huge season extender in areas where the number of good growing days is limited.  Greenhouses make it easier to get new seedlings started and help to protect plants from spring and fall frosts.  They are a wonderful addition to any resilient garden space. But they can be expensive to put in, and there are many things to consider before getting one set up. Check out the WSID articles on Selecting a Greenhouse and Winter Gardening to get a better idea of the styles and options available.

    We put a lot of thought and planning into the design and construction of our DIY greenhouse.  With cost being one of the number-one constraints for this project, we did a lot of web surfing and idea gathering. Our research gave us inspiration for materials, styles, and what the end result should be.  We found projects that people had built for under $50.  At that price, we could build three or four and still be under budget.  But we didn't think they would last more that one season or that we would find our greenhouse plastic in the next county after a spring storm.  Then there were far fancier and much more well-built ones, but our experiences with major construction and the added cost kept us from these higher-end designs.  So we used what we had on hand…

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    Selecting a Greenhouse

    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, December 30, 2011, 9:12 PM

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    One of the most important aspects of becoming self-sufficient is the ability to produce your own food. Many people begin small garden spaces in the backyard as a way to start out and then slowly expand their growing space and variety of crops. Growing your own food can become addictive. After one begins to grow their own food, many will then start looking at new and different methods of how to extend their season and at ways to include plants that require a longer growing season (building a cold frame is a good start).

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