Introduction: Row Cover Hot House
Step 1: We Need a Way to Start Our Garden Earlier ...
We needed a way to protect our plants from late frosts in the spring and early frosts in the fall. It needed to stand up to the winds and not blow away. I bought two cattle panels and welded a 2" steel pipe to the bottom. I tied the two panels together with wire wrapped then covered it with foam to protect the plastic. I then covered the end with foam which we taped in place. We bent the walls 3 panels up to give it height and more coverage. It is easy to fold to water and place back on the plants. I used 6 mil plastic but would recommend 4 mil to let in a bit more light. They stay warm, 70 degrees inside on a 34 degree morning. The moisture feeds back into the ground as it gathers on the plastic inside the covers.
Step 2: I Made a Short Slideshow Which I Hope Will Help You When You Build Yours
Step 3: Early Vegetables ...
After a few short weeks, our broccoli plants gave us a surprise; little heads! What a nice February surprise!
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