Everybody has the ability to grow their own fresh food. Having a hoop house to grow one's own fresh food is not a new idea. We just feel that the one we created and sell is a better one.
Mud Hub Greenhouses allow growers, homeowners, and institutions the ability to grow with a one-of-a-kind design that cannot be found online, in stores or nurseries. Garden with confidence in comfort and style!
Mud Hub Greenhouses is a NM True certified, start-up manufacturer and seller of hoop houses that make gardening easier, more productive and extends the growing season.
It is difficult for gardeners, particularly in the southwest, to provide plants with their basic needs: good soil and enough water. Hungry intruders destroy whole crops. Winds and strong sunlight dry out plants. Physical ailments can limit gardening activity. These factors, along with the shoddy appearance of existing inventory, inspired a better hoop house design for personal use long before the decision to make it a business.
Why a hoop house? Raised beds, ample work aisle space, and work/seating tops, which are included in every unit, make gardening more efficient and comfortable. It shields frost and wind, while providing humidity and higher concentrations of carbon dioxide for better food, more of it and a greater variety. For Santa Fe gardeners, hoop houses also shorten the times between growing seasons. It is possible to grow warmer climate crops such as snap beans, sweet corn, black-eyed peas, squash, eggplant, Lima beans, bell peppers, chile, sweet potatoes and okra. Because hoop houses are self-supporting, they do not require building permits in most municipalities. They are more economical than standard “greenhouse” options with glass or polycarbonate skins that will yellow and need replacement. Mud Hub Greenhouses take advantage of the curve top hoop house design and address many gardening challenges.
Appealing colors, textures and durable materials makes our hoop house unique in appearance and increases property value. Steel components last longer and resist winds and heavy snows. Shade cloth, which comes in a variety of colors, shields the midday sun. Steel mesh covers allow natural rain in and keep critters out. Polyethylene covers the wire mesh for solar gain during the winter. An optional programmable drip irrigation system on top of the beds eliminates the need to hand water.
Food gardeners spend an average of $70 a year on supplies to grow about $600 worth of produce, according to a study by the garden bureau. Vegetable gardeners can expect to harvest about half a pound of produce per square foot of garden space. Organic gardeners can add a small premium to their return on investment, as the equivalent organic produce at grocery stores costs more.
IF on average food costs about $3.00/lb...
The 12 x 20 unit (240 sf), can grow 120 lbs. per season. If growing takes place for 2 major seasons, that equals 240 lbs. of food @ $3.00/lb. or savings of $720/year. That's a 6 year maximum return not factoring in growing more expensive harder to find vegetables, herbs and fruits and the ability to hand planters and create additional shelving.
Gardening has been my passion. Good gardening is not an accident; it needs help from time to time. Gardeners understand this and share information. Only recently had I decided to help along those lines by developing Mud Hub Greenhouse kits for gardeners who were as frustrated as I once was in trying grow under adverse conditions. The motivations for creating my own greenhouse were tied to the things keeping me from growing successfully: intense sunlight, wind, dry weather, poor soil, garden pests and critters. Now that it's possible to grow the freshest food possible all year, I would like others to experience the same.
2017 SANTA FE BIZ MIX AWARD WINNER
MEMBER SANTA FE GREEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MUD HUB FOUNDER ROD GESTEN - CERTIFIED MASTER GARDENER
"Thanks for all your great work..... We'd be delighted to have others come and see it, and as I'd told you, we'll be very pleased to help promote it for you...."
Steve Kanig, MD Albuquerque, NM
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