nancynursez637 wrote: Because we are a mountainous zone 5, our growing season can be 60-120 days and you never know for sure. In my community we are a bit further from the Cascade Mountain range so we are closer to 100 days. That does not always allow the tomatoes and melons to finish. So recently in the Mother Earth News there was a set of plans for a hoop house to extend or start the growing season early. Here is a picture of how far along I am on my hoophouse. I have no construction skills but dove in anyway. Will put the skin on it in January so I can start lettuce and asian vegetables in February.