Winter Veggie Gardening With Cattle Panel Hoop House V
Now lift and push up from the end of the cattle panel not butted up against the rebar, and make an arch. Set the end down inside the rebar on the edge of the beds, and voila! The hoop house begins to take shape. My beds are 16 feet long, so they required 4 cattle panels to be erected. There is two more inches of panel at each end, so it hangs off the edge of the boards. This will allow for a dead air space at the two ends when covered with plastic, to help retain warmth. It also allows for framing the ends without going outside of the hoops.