Covering Row Cover

Windwalker windwalker at
Sat Jun 24 16:22:30 EDT 2000

I have used everything from dirt to bricks to rebar for row cover and have
been dissatisfied with all of it.  I can't tell you how easy it seems to be
to hit a stray brick or piece of rebar with either the lawnmower or the
tiller, not a pretty sight.  So this year I splurged and bought the plastic
hold down pins from Johnny's.  I love them, its so easy to harvest and
replace!  And we've had incredible winds this year, 50 mph+ and they've held
up well, only one or two have pulled out and it didn't cause all of the
remay to blow.  I highly recommend them.  I'm currently using them to hold
down my drip tape until I get the mulch over it since it has a tendency to
blow around and crawl.  I close my drip tape with wire ties and I just stick
the pins through the loops on the end and into the ground.  The best part is
that they are red and highly visible wherever they end up!

joan vibert
windwalker farm
ottawa, kansas

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