Build a removable PVC ROW COVER frame that can be used to access your crops easily. Made of PVC pipe. Free pictures & PVC project plans.
Removable pitched roof row cover
This is the first of three 10x6 row cover frames I been building to extend my tomato growing season. My raised tomato bed is 6 x32, and three of these units will sit end to end and operate independently. The 1 PVC pipe is under 4.00 per 10 length and each unit requires nine full lengths, but its the 35 fittings that add considerable cost. Im now looking for a ball of heavy twine to brace them laterally should we get hit with an early snow next fall.
Theres quite a lot of cutting and fitting involved. This is probably why you usually see row covers as bent hoops with the cover fastened with simple clips. I wanted to be able to lift each section as a unit to maintain the crop underneath, and also to be able to lift them completely clear during those times of the years when frost protection and mildew arent a problem. I wouldnt recommend all the extra cost and work unless you have similar needs.
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