Introduction: Garden Canopy for Tomatoes
Step 1: WHAT YOU WILL NEED
80 feet of PVC pipe 1 or half inch, (i have alot of thsi PVC pipe laying around you can use anything really)
a Roll of Orange Construction Fencing mesh, (You can find this stuff everywhere)
Step 2: Step One: Making the Corner Stakes
ok take two 2 foot long pieces of PVC pipe. Cut One of the ends off one the tubes, cut it at a angle so you cut a point into it.
Next Take the second Piece of 2 foot pipe and use your heat cut to soften the plastic right in the middle until it bends, Now Bend that into a 90% angle and hold it there until it hardens (or use two clamps to clap it into place on a chair.
Now take the pointed piece of PVC and heat up a spot about 8 inches down from the none pointed end.
Take your now hardened 90% PVC pipe and hold it where you have just softened the other piece of PVC, now fold it around and down over the 90% part and clamp it into place to let harden.
Now make 7 More.
Step 3: Step Two: Make Eight, 8" Poles
None of the scrap PVC i had was 8 feet long so i melted some together. Take your heat gun heat up the one end of the PVC pipe then force the other pipes end into the others heated to soft end.
and Force them into each other like you would put two drinking straws together.
This is ow you make all the sides.
Step 4: Step Three: Connect the Corers With the Sides
Ok Now you got your 8 Corners and your 8 sides. The Same way you connect the sides, You will now connect the corners with the sides.
Heat up one end and force the other into it, This is not easy but with some practice it will work.
Once you have all the parts put together you should have Two squares with four legs each.
Step 5: Step Four: Adding the Mesh
Now this is the easiest part get your Orange construction mesh and use your zip ties to secure it to the sides.
They are 4 feet wide so i had to use two pieces and sip tie them together in the middle.
There you go now place it over your tomatoes pound int the stakes until the canopy is about 6 inches high.
Now Your Tomatoes will grow through the holes and place there fruit on the top of the mesh, and not on the ground where it can rot this also keeps your tomatoes plants in place and straight up.