[Market-farming] Holding Down Row Cover

Andy Fellenz artisanfarms at gmail.com
Fri May 4 21:18:57 EDT 2012

I have used rebar for years. The only issues I have had with the rebar are
in early spring and late fall it can get frozen onto the row cover making
it impossible to remove without tearing the row cover on a cold day and if
you aren't careful when you install it and remove it the ends can poke a
hole in your cover.  Other than this, it does a real good job.


On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM, andrea davis <andrea.m.davis at gmail.com>wrote:

> I have yet another question.  This year I am covering my kale with row
> cover because the local ground squirrels love it.  I am going to use #9
> wire for hoops as the kale doesn't seem to like to rub up against the row
> cover.
> How have people found is the best way to hold down row cover?  In the past
> I have put dirt on it but then it is always a pain to remove it when things
> need to be checked on.  I heard something about laying rebar on the edges.
> Any suggestions would be great
> Thanks again,
> Andrea
> Quarter Acre Farm
> Sonoma, CA
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