September 25, 2020

Preparing a Hoop House for Winter

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we're busy preparing the greenhouses, hoop houses, and cold frames for the winter ahead.

With temperatures now dropping into the 40s at night, it's crucial that all the hoop houses are ready to store my warm weather plants, including the citrus trees and a vast array of other tropical specimens. Because I live in a four-season region, once it gets cold these plants must move indoors where the temperature and humidity levels can be controlled. To maximize the space inside these high-grade structures, we install lots of shelving for potted plants - and we always use leftover logs and milled wood planks from felled trees right here at the farm.

Here are some photos - enjoy.