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Hoop gardens

by Diane - May 7th, 2013.
Filed under: allotment.

Net covered hoopsUsing plastic water pipe to create arches over which to spread netting or plastic gives you pest free sheltered growing spaces.
John’s nets are on frames which can be easily lifted up from one side. They’re prevented from blowing away by stakes either side and can be propped open when you’re working on them.

This video is interesting, but their design looks like you need two people to open them up and close them again.

The photo on this post is on my allotment site. He’s used two different designs for the top bar – one he drilled a central hole and fed the pipe through, and the other just a channel to hold the pipe up. The wooden frame has holes drilled with a 22mm bit that means it all slots together really easily.