How to Build and Use Mini Hoop Tunnels in the Vegetable Garden with Niki Jabbour

Is your vegetable garden plagued annually by pests like imported cabbage worms, squash bugs, or cucumber beetles? Do deer and rabbits consider your garden an all-you-can-eat buffet? Would you like to harvest earlier or later in the season—or maybe even throughout the winter months? Do you want to give your newly sown seeds or transplanted seedlings the best start in your garden? If so, How to Build and Use Mini Hoop Tunnels in the Vegetable Garden is the online course for you!

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How to Build and Use Mini Hoop Tunnels in the Vegetable Garden

$39 USD

Created and hosted by our year-round vegetable gardener Niki Jabbour this in-depth course details how to use mini hoop tunnels to:

  • Get a jump start on the spring garden
  • Protect crops from frost and challenging weather conditions
  • Establish summer-planted crops for fall and winter harvesting
  • Extend the harvest season into late autumn and winter
  • Prevent insect pests as well as larger critters like deer and rabbits from damaging or destroying your vegetables
  • Give heat-loving crops a strong start in spring

How to Build and Use Mini Hoop Tunnels in the Vegetable Garden will help you expand your gardening skills and enjoy a healthier, more productive vegetable garden. 

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Your course includes five on-demand sessions you can access at any time, as well as detailed handouts to help you make your own mini hoop tunnels

  • Session 1: Learn the Basics of Mini Hoop Tunnels and Discover Component Options for Hoops and Covers. (21 minutes) 
  • Session 2: Building Mini Hoop Tunnels. (17 minutes)
  • Session 3: Using Mini Hoops Tunnels for Weather Protection. (16 minutes)
  • Session 4: Using Mini Hoop Tunnels to Prevent Pests—Big and Small! (16 minutes)
  • Session 5: Caring for Mini Hoop Tunnel Crops. (13 minutes)

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Learn more about Niki Jabbour

Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of four books – The Year Round Vegetable Gardener (2012 American Horticultural Society Book Award), Groundbreaking Food Gardens: 73 Plans That Will Change the Way You Grow Your Garden, Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun (Winner of the 2019 American Horticultural Society Book Award, Winner of the Gold Book Award from GardenComm, and winner of the 2019 Silver Award from Taste Canada), and Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free Vegetable Garden. 

She also writes for magazines like Fine Gardening, Horticulture, and Birds & Blooms. Niki is an in-demand speaker, offering seminars and keynotes at events, shows, societies, and greenhouses across North America such as the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, The Dow Gardens, The Philadelphia Flower Show, The Boston Flower Show, and Canada Blooms.

Since 2006, Niki has hosted and executive produced her popular radio show, The Weekend Gardener which airs on News 95.7 FM in Halifax as well as online. For her broadcasting work, Niki won the 2015 Gold Award from GardenComm as ‘Best On-Air Talent’. Niki is very active on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and you can find her gardening videos on Youtube. When she’s not writing, speaking, or broadcasting about food gardening Niki is harvesting year-round from her twenty raised bed vegetable garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is filled with an eclectic mixture of popular vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans, as well as unique heirloom varieties, and crops from around the world like cucamelons, snake gourds, and za’atar.