[Market-farming] Holding Down Row Cover

alicia best bestici at hotmail.com
Fri May 4 22:58:25 EDT 2012


I tried the soil thing and ended up with ankle breaking holes along the edges of my beds.  This year i started taking empty feed bags and filling them with smaller rocks from the fields that spring thaws had brought up to the surface.  So far so good, no holes in the row cover from rough edges and a new use for those strange empty feed bags.
alicia
Penrith Farms



 
 




Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 19:29:11 -0700
From: andrea.m.davis at gmail.com
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Holding Down Row Cover

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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