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Friday, November 13, 2009

Plastic Tunnel Cold Frame: DIY : TipNut.com


Plastic Tunnel Cold Frame: DIY

Today’s feature is from The Door Garden with this DIY project for a Simple Plastic Tunnel Cold Frame or Row Cover:

Plastic Tunnel Cold Frame Project By doorgarden.com

Plastic Tunnel Cold Frame Project By doorgarden.com

A simple plastic tunnel like this can serve as a cold frame to grow salad greens all winter long, to grow out tomatoes and other tender plants, to extend the season for an early Spring start or a late Fall harvest, or even as a screen house to keep birds off of your strawberries or vine borer moths off of your squashes.

You can also use one of these to dry out water logged beds and warm up the soil so that you can begin planting in early Spring. These devices are so useful, cheap, easy, and quick to build that everyone should have at least one – it’s almost as good as having your own polytunnel greenhouse.

Materials Needed:

  • 5-5′ lengths of 3/4″ (inside diameter) polyethylene water pipe
  • 10 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 14″ wooden stakes
  • 1 – 12′ x 6′ x 4 mil clear plastic sheet
  • 4 – 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 8′ wood strips
  • staples and nails

Please visit the site above for all the project details.

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