Monday, March 8, 2010

Winter protection

Had a few inquiries on how I protect my plant during the winter so here it is. I attach 1x4 recycled plastic bender board in 20ft lengths and fasten them every 4ft to the raised bed. The beds are 10ft across so the top of the hoop is about 6ft tall. My main goal is to protect plants from rain.

Once that supports are up I use 6mm poly sheeting to cover leaving the ends open for air circulation. The flow of air through the "tunnel" helps reduce humidity, cold damage and insect infestation

If you don't have raised beds you can lay 4x4 on the ground and attach bender board to them (plants were not left on the ground).

1 comment:

Rob Addonizio from Taiko-Earth said...

Great green house! Seems pretty simple and easy to construct! I will use this next year, as mine is on its last limbs...