Getting a High Tunnel

boulderbelt(5/6)September 25, 2013

Our USDA NRCS High Tunnel will be delivered today, just in time for winter planting.

This will be a big change from the home made jobs we have been using the past 15+ years.

It will be 96' long and 26' feet wide with a gothic peak. Got it from Nolt's produce supply

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jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)

Congrats! you will be very happy. Building our tunnels have been the best decision I have ever made. I wish I could have all of them metal framed, but I am working on that.

Happy Construction!

Jay

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 11:57AM
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randy41_1

that sounds great. good luck with the build. takes a while but well worth it.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 12:42PM
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myfamilysfarm

Congrats for the high tunnel and especially with the gothic arch one, they work much better in our climate.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 2:13PM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

Did you pay extra for that size? I would like a movable 50 foot long one. I wonder how much would be paid for.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2013 at 9:35PM
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boulderbelt(5/6)

96' x 26' runs between $4500 and $5500 for a high tunnel. We have been using 50' long homemade, moveable hoophouses for 15+ years. Those cost around $800 including plastic we use 3/4" emt conduit for our houses. This thing will much stringer but not very moveable as it looks like it will take several people several days to get it built.

Oh and bummer, only half of the kit came yesterday. Still need the arches and other metal. Oh and the instructions too.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 2:58PM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

When I say moveable I mean the kind with castors that you pull with a tractor. So did you pay above what they cover? I don't know how much they pay.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 9:40PM
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boulderbelt(5/6)

No we don't do that kind of moveable house as we don't have a tractor nor have we ever been interested in that sort of structure when we have a completely different style of moveable (and storable when the houses are not up) hoophouse that we have been using 16 or 17 years now that my husband designed.

We pay 10% and they pay 90%. Hopefully the $#^*(&^ GOP will not shut down the gov't this because if they do we may well be stuck with a $7500 bill (albeit temporary) as there may not be anyone to wire it to our account

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 4:53AM
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