Do you need an affordable and easy-to-build trellis solution? Check out this great DIY option – a Hoop House Trellis. This trellis is perfect for those who want a functional and attractive option without spending a lot of money.
This hoop house trellis is made from materials that can withstand outdoor conditions for a good number of years, this trellis gives you great value for your money. This is ideal for growing tomatoes, sweet peas, cucumbers, and many more.
Thinking of adding a hoop house trellis to your garden? Then this project might be for you!
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You’ll need these materials:
- 3 pieces 1 1/4″x10′ UV Resistant Electrical Pvc Pipe
- 10 pieces 3/4″x10′ UV Resistant Electrical Pvc Pipe with connectable ends
- PVC Plumbing Adhesive
- 2 3’x50′ Galvanized welded wire fence
- Pack of Rebar Ties
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Wire Cutters
- Sledge Hammer
- 2×4 Scrap piece
Prep the soil for growing your crop. Preparing the soil for growing your crop is an important step in ensuring a successful harvest. The first step is to remove any large rocks or debris that could impede plant growth. Next, till the soil to a depth of about 8 inches to loosen it and help roots penetrate more easily. Finally, add organic matter such as compost or manure to help improve the soil’s nutrient content and drainage. By taking the time to properly prepare the soil, you will be rewarded with a bountiful harvest come harvest time.
Glue 2 lengths of the 3/4″ pipe together (repeat 4 more times to get five 20′ long pipes) and allow to cure for 24 hours. Cut the 1 1/4″ pipe to 2 1/2′ lengths.
Measure a 10′ by 7′ area and create line guides making sure to square the corners.
At 2′ intervals along the long side of the measured area, pound the 1 1/4″ pipe into the ground using a piece of 2×4 for cushioning so as not to damage the pipe.
Insert the 3/4″ pipe into the 1 1/4″ pipes creating the hoop.
To secure the wire fence to the hoops, first span the fence over the hoops. Then, use rebar ties to attach the fence to the pipe. This will create a secure and reliable structure.
With this hoop house trellis, you can plant your vegetables or ornamentals or whatever! Not only will you enjoy the process of caring for your plants, but you’ll also get to enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour. Plus, gardening can be a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. Have fun and enjoy it!
You can weave the vines through the wire fence of the hoop house trellis or attach them with pantyhose, gardening tape, etc. I’d recommend attaching the vines (with whatever product/material you want) on the inside of the hoop house trellis, so the tomatoes can hang and not get stuck in the fence gaps.
This hoop house trellis costs a total of $100 in materials, which certainly seems like a lot for this kind of trellis, but this thing is BIG! It’s about 7′ wide, 10′ long, and 7′ high.
Being weather-resistant, UV-resistant, and rust-resistant, the trellis can be left in place for years, and the fencing material allows a great deal of light to hit the ground allowing for ground crops if vines aren’t desired one season or another.
Additionally, shade cloth can be attached to the hoops to prevent burning for any crops that don’t particularly love the full sun in certain climates. 🙂
It also makes a great covered entry, outdoor dining area, or add some depth to your garden. If you have some shade-loving plants, you could plant them underneath the trellis canopy once it has grown.
Thanks to AngryRedhead for this great project.