[Market-farming] Will this work?

Christine & Marlin glenecofarm at planetcomm.net
Wed Nov 2 09:28:16 EST 2005


We have not had experience laying the plastic ACROSS, but we did find that
putting plastic baler twine on top of the plastic and tying it to stakes in
the ground on each side kept the plastic from blowing off.  Two pieces of
twine crossed each other on the top of the hoop house.  Perhaps putting
twine on top of each strip of plastic would work.  I like the vent idea.

Burkholders

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Hi Folks,

We've been putting up our first hoophouses lately and have a question.

Have you ever tried laying lengths of plastic ACROSS the hoops instead of
lengthwise, attaching the ends on each side (by burying the ends or using
wiggle wire? I seem to remember seeing an example of this on the 'Net.) Each
piece overlapped on the next. For venting, they pushed the pieces apart and
held them there with some kind of rigid pole. 

We have some good pieces of used greenhouse plastic that are not wide enough
for our strucutre (12ft W X 40ft L). The pieces are 16 X 50 ft and 14 by 40
ft.Does anyone have any experience with this style? Does it work? Will the
first big wind take it away?

Thanks for your in-put.

wendy
WinterGreens
Nova Scotia
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