Building 10' x 40' row cover over tomatoes
Friday, 16 Mar 12 Storms 22°C / 72°F
I started yesterday, putting up two portable carports end-to-end over the area where I’ll be growing tomatoes. I have a lot of cleanup on my garden since I couldn’t really deal with it last fall because of medical issues. I started covering the metal hoops with pipe foam insulation (photo 2), so that my plastic won’t be rubbing against metal. I found out last year that the area where the plastic film contacted the metal was the first place to fail. I’m planning a raised bed along each side for my tomatoes. I ordered 10 yards of compost which will be delivered Wednesday. As soon as the beds are prepared, I’ll be putting on the plastic film. I’ll be using pvc to secure the plastic to the frame.
I had a few visitors while I was working. (photo 3)