March 22, 2019 Easy garden hoops for low tunnel shade We came up with this simple way of making a small hoop house for lettuce a couple of years ago. It uses lengths of 3/4 inch PVC and 1 inch PVC to make the hoops. I’ll buy snap clips from Johnny’s to attach some shade cloth as it gets warmer. PVC pipe. The 3/4 inch stuff is bent from precious years’ use. We cut new thick stuff this year bc the first one s I cut were too short at 12 inches. These are about 16-18 inches long, cut on an angle so they can be hammered into the ground easily. Closeup of the angled cuts. Two hoops up. You can see how the hoops fit into the larger PVC pipes. I’ve ordered some PVC pipe clips and I’ll use those to put on a shade cover when it gets a bit warmer. Here’s all three hoops up. Bonus shot of the rose bush trellis we just expanded. That’s a New Dawn Rose. One hog panel just wasn’t enough. Tags:garden, rose, trellis Related Posts My heart is racing…. So tired. Why do 18-22 year olds leave the Church? About The Author Jenny Smith I'm Jenny Smith. Since 2004 I've been collecting handouts, object lessons, and activity ideas for Young Women, Seminary, Relief Society, Primary, and Family Home Evening. Right now I'm serving in my northern Virginia ward as a Communications Specialist and A floating Primary teacher. I live on 300+ acres with 2 cats, 2 kids, and 1 husband. I have a testimony of the doctrines of the gospel. Everything else is subject to (hopefully helpful) criticism.