Fall is my favorite time to garden in Texas. Northern gardeners love the summer and hang it up in the fall, but I personally could do without summer gardening down here. Having to get someone to plant-sit because it's too hot to leave them unattended is a chore, and who enjoys working in the garden when it's 100 degrees??
That's why I've gotten into mini hoop houses. They are very easy to build and can be reused for several winters (or for shade cloth in the summer, if you just HAVE to put in that summer garden).
The design to the left has a base and is attached with pipe strap. Purlins (straight beams) are attached with UV resistant flex ties to keep the hoops upright.
If you'd like to take part in the Citizen Gardener program, the next class is in Mesquite. It's an 8 hour class, covering two Saturday mornings: September 15th and 22nd, 830a-12p both days. Click here if you'd like to sign up.
My goal is to get some mileage from my gardens once the heat is gone. What's yours?