My Food Pantry and Hoop House Garden Story

My Food Pantry and Hoop House Garden Story

I have a small hoop house right outside my house. I built because there is enough space on my lawn for my gardening activities and it has taken care of my plants very well throughout the year. My loop house is unheated and has been home to brassicas, greens, and onions until I decided to do some reorganization.

Since the space was full of greens, onions, and brassicas like broccoli and cabbage, I decide to move them all outside and into the non-shaded part of the garden. I did this because these kinds of plants can survive throughout the cold season as long as I will cover them with light-row covers.

After I moved the winter survivor plants outside and emptied my hoop house, I immediately filled in the spaces with basil, peppers, and tomatoes. Although this took a lot of time for me to finish, the process is indeed worth it, satisfying, and enjoyable. I mean, what kind of gardener does not love organizing and arranging their plants?

After filling in the spaces, I noticed that there is still enough room for squashes and cukes. Now that my hoop house’s shelves are already full of squash seedlings, zinnias, sunflowers, and cucumbers, I should keep them there until the weather is warm and nice again.

Currently, I am very proud to admit that I’ve grown plenty of healthy plants and harvested the ripe ones successfully. I am actually growing a lot more seedlings for the next batch and so that I will have more supply in my garden for this year.

I make sure to monitor and maintain my hoop house’s atmosphere daily just to make sure that all of my plants under its protection will survive. Gardening has been a part of my life and I wish you would also enjoy the process as much as I do.

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