How to Build a Hoop House

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Hoop Houses (plastic covered tunnels) are a great way to protect plants from the cold, lengthen your growing season in both fall and spring, and potentially increase the yields of produce growing in your garden. In this video, Leslie Burks, Project Manager and John Englert, Plant Specialist share how they constructed hoop houses in the People’s Garden at USDA Headquarters. Follow their simple instructions on how to build a hoop house of your own. Share your success stories and photos with us on Twitter @peoplesgarden.

USDA Multimedia by Lance Cheung.