The weather was so balmy this weekend that Daniel and I decided to do a little gardening. On Saturday I bought materials for a mini hoop house; a hoop house is like a little greenhouse for our raised beds. It’s constructed for PVC and a plastic drop-cloth. Total cost was $58. The hoop house will trap heat and warm the soil so that seeds can germinate earlier. We planted lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, spinach, and broccolini. If this experiment is successful, we may have to build another one.