Row covers? Row covers!

9 gauge wire purchased, row covers up. They aren’t as pretty as all the pictures I’ve seen on the internet, but they stood up to the nasty wind and rain we had during and after we put them up (it’s sunny now, of course :eyeroll ). Lack of an inexpensive way to secure the plastic led me to use clothes pins and landscape timbers we already had! Function over beauty this time!


5 Responses to Row covers? Row covers!

  1. Nancy Bond March 22, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Looks to me like your clothespins and timbers worked just fine! I think it’s great you were able to use what you had, and make it work. Well done!

  2. Grace March 22, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    And with our fickle weather it sure makes sense.

  3. Rachel March 23, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    Amy, I was at Nichols Nursery in Albany on Saturday and I saw these Garden Clips that secure the clear plastic to the hoops – you can find it on Page 83 of their catalog at: to see the photo andd description. I haven’t tried them yet, but I think they look useful, and wishing I had bought them now that I am reading about your process. I will be out building these next weekend in our garden – weather permitting!

    • Amy March 23, 2009 at 10:28 am #

      Those are just what I want when I move up to PVC pipe! Thank you! I’m glad to see a more local source for Nematodes too!

  4. Looks fine to me! Whatever works, right? I have much shorter tunnels as I really didn’t expect to be growing this much food and we made a big per. bed where all the crops should go- hind sight is 20/20! I made my tunnels into chenilles, so harvesting, watering, weeding, etc. is much easier- I’m a little surprised, but they really hold up to the wind well :), thankfully!

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