[Market-farming] Holding Down Row Cover

andrea davis andrea.m.davis at gmail.com
Fri May 4 22:29:11 EDT 2012


Andy,
  What size rebar do you use?  I do get a good amount of wind from noon
until about sunset.

Thanks for all the ideas so far,
Andrea



On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Andy Fellenz <artisanfarms at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Andy
>
> 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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