Try Quick Hoops: Easy-to-Make Mini-Greenhouses

Extend the growing season and bring fresh, local food to the table year-round by adding quick hoops—mini-greenhouses—to your winter vegetable garden.

The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook
Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are organic gardening pioneers whose Four Season Farm in Maine produces year-round vegetable crops. In their new book "The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook," Barbara and Eliot guide readers through growing, cooking and eating their own food.
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Quick hoops gardener
Gardeners at the authors' Four Season Farm in Maine spread row covers over hoops to protect winter crops.
Barbara Damrosch
Quick hoops sandbags
Sandbags prevent covers from blowing away.
Barbara Damrosch
Quick hoops shaping
Heavy-duty quick hoops are shaped using a bending form bolted to a picnic table.
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Quick hoops covered in snow
Quick hoops protect plants from freezing cold and snow.
Johnny's Selected Seeds

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