Winter Veggie Gardening With Cattle Panel Hoop House I

First, construct the edges of your raised beds, just like you would do for a Summer Veggie Garden. The entire frame is eight feet wide, sixteen feet long, and the two beds will have a 36" internal width. The boards are 2" x 10" dimensional pine lumber. Note the rebar pounded in along each side. The rebar has two purposes. One, to hold the Cattle-Panel hoops onto the frame, and second, to keep the soil from bowing the edges out. I used 24" rebar pounded in to the ground leaving a few inches above the outside side boards and flush with the boards on the inside of the beds. Because I live south of the 40th Parallel, I oriented the beds north-to-south.

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