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Hard-Sided High Tunnel Construction

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Publication #: B-1240
Date Published: 02/28/2014

Publication Author(s):
Jeff Edwards
Del Jimenez

Description:
High tunnels, also known as hoop houses, are used to protect crops grown for food or flowers and significantly extend the growing season in challenging climates. High tunnels are passive structures and an economical option for individuals who cannot afford to build or operate a greenhouse. There are many styles and sizes of high tunnels available: gothic, traditional hoop, and modified-traditional hoops. Many high tunnel designs are available as pre-engineered kits and can be purchased from a variety of companies. The information presented in the Hard-sided High Tunnel Handbook is meant as a guide for the do-it yourselfer who wants to build their own economical alternative from (mostly) locally available materials and extend their growing season. The hard-sided high tunnel is a modified traditional hoop style constructed on top of wooden rails (hard-side). This modification increase the overall farmable square footage by 25% over the 12-ft X 32-ft traditional hoop.


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