Got my new hoop houses out into the pumpkin patch today. These hoop houses are a few feet wider and a couple of feet longer. I'm guessing I'll be able to keep the plants in the hoop house 4-7 days longer with these and it will give me a little more room to move round with them. I like to get my hoop houses out into the patch a couple of weeks before planting time. Plants don't like cold roots and you can stunt your plant for a week if the soil isn't warmed up prior to planting. A clear sheet of plastic on the ground will also do wonders for the soil.