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Planning and siting your hoophouse

publication date: Mar 1, 2016
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Hoophouses (also known as high tunnels) are plastic-covered hooped frames tall enough to walk in, for growing vegetables, flowers or fruit and extending their growing season. They have also been called unheated greenhouses, polytunnels and cold frames. They can be used for year-round growing of seasonal crops, and although temperatures are not much higher than outdoors when the sun isn’t shining, they manage to produce impressive rates of growth and beautiful quality crops. There are many variations on the theme, but generally they have no supplemental heating and crops are grown directly in the ground.

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