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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Mar 26, 2016 8:52 PM CST
I planted snow peas today, but in s week, there will be lows of 16 and 19 at night. They are under 3mm plastic. If they come up, should they be ok, or should I provide more protection.

I also planted carrots and spinach.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 26, 2016 8:58 PM CST
I think they'll be okay, Reid, since the ground is relatively warm now -- although I'm not sure about having them under the plastic; I'd be afraid they would cook when the sun is out, unless you mean they're under a "low tunnel." Tricky time of year!
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Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 26, 2016 9:01 PM CST
Yes, hopefully, the plastic is not lying on the ground. We grow a lot of stuff around here under plastic grow tunnels. I wouldn't worry about any of those seeds - they are all pretty cold hardy.
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Mar 27, 2016 8:27 AM CST

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The plastic is over these arches.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 29, 2016 6:13 PM CST
They'll be fine. Peas can take frost as long as they are not blossoming. I have overwintered carrots and spinach under row cover too. They don't mind a bit of cold.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 29, 2016 6:35 PM CST
I love the design of that row cover. We usually see hoops houses. Your's look as though it would stand up no matter which way the wind was a blowin'.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 29, 2016 7:08 PM CST
DaisyI said:I love the design of that row cover. We usually see hoops houses. Your's look as though it would stand up no matter which way the wind was a blowin'.

Daisy


I agree -- I like the way you have the hoops criss-crossed, Reid; seems like it would support the plastic better than just spacing them out the "normal" way, too. I have to remember to try that the next time I set up a low tunnel! Thumbs up
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Name: Reid
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Anderwood
Mar 31, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Thanks! I'm glad you all like it. I use spring clips to attach the plastic to the poles. I work for a company called A Backyard Farm. We do this so we can plant a lot earlier.
I will enclose these beds later this spring. Below is an example of what we do.

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 31, 2016 5:53 PM CST
It looks really nice.
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abhege
Mar 31, 2016 5:59 PM CST
I'm interested in your drip system too. Your set up looks nice.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Mar 31, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Reid,

I just checked your company's website. I think you are selling vegetables and nutrients(?). I'm sorry but I'm having a hard time figuring that out. I do like Cooper - I think I have a close relative of his living with me. If I dig a hole, he fills it. If I fill a hole (with a new plant in it), he digs it up. Go figure...

I am interested to know what you are using to make your hoop houses that is that bendable. Here in Reno, where the wind often blows at 50+ mph, your criss-crossed hoop design could be a winner. How do you bend the hoops? And where do you find the material to use for the hoops?

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 31, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Daisy, I imagine Reid will answer this for himself -- but I'm pretty sure it's PVC (polyvinylchloride) pipe (in other words, "plastic," more or less). Very bendy! Smiling
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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Apr 1, 2016 3:41 PM CST
The company I work for installs an maintains raised bed gardens in people's back yards. We also mentor clients be successful on their own. We work with many schools, senior citizens, and group homes as well.

Yes, it is pvc pipe. The irrigation is from a company called drip works. This is a modified version of Sq. foot gardening we use.
Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Apr 1, 2016 4:31 PM CST
Thanks Reid,

I didn't realize a piece of PVC pipe could bend like that.

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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Apr 1, 2016 5:55 PM CST
I am familiar with Dripworks. I really need to put in a drip system but keep putting it off. This year especially because I am growing celery and it needs constant moisture.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Apr 2, 2016 9:56 AM CST
Reid - neat website! Sounds like you all can turn everyone into backyard farmers! And in an urban setting - kudos to your team.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Apr 2, 2016 3:07 PM CST
Ahem... "senior citizens" ? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Just kidding, Reid !
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