To build this mini-hoop house I gathered some cedar fence boards (which I like to use for a variety of projects), PVC molding, 1 1/4" deck screws, Velcro tape, and 6 mil plastic. You could make a couple of these for under $100.
Then I started the screws in each hole. I've found that it's easier to stick a screw part way into each hole while it is on a table then bring the pieces together to attach them rather than screwing them while holding all the parts together simultaneously.
The Velco tape makes it easy to open up the mini-hoop house when access is needed to work in the vegetable garden.
What is nice about this hoop house is that I can start my seeds underneath it, get the plants hardened off, then move it to another location to start more. It's light enough that one person can move it around but heavy enough the normal weather conditions won't knock it over. A couple brackets on the side with some rebar stakes would probably make it even more secure.
I hope you like this project idea. If you have any questions feel free to post in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them!
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