Item No 133 Low Tunnels Hoop-Supported Clear Slitted Row Cover 6 feet X 1,000 feet
Create your own low tunnels and extend your growing season.
Ideal for the early production of many vegetable crops.
Frost protection up to 2 to 4 degrees
Biggest benefit is growth enhancement provided by the increased solar heating
Use wire hoops # 138, #137, #176
6 feet x 1000 feet, 0.8-mil Clear polyethylene, two rolls of slits
Low tunnel hoop supported allow growers to plant crops an extra two weeks earlier, or grow lettuce and greens into the late fall and early winter. By warming the soil in the spring, garden tunnels help plants mature up to 2 weeks earlier than normal. The extra heat can increase yield, and tunnels protect crops from garden pests. At the end of the season, tunnels protect plants from frost and wind damage, so growers can harvest later.
Low tunnel greenhouses are constructed by installing 6 foot wide cover of plastic over wire hoops spread out 4 to 5 feet apart. The cover is pulled taut over the hoops, and the edges of the cover are secured with soil. Generally, the cover is left over the plants for 3 to 4 weeks. The slits provide a daytime ventilation, eliminating the need for manual venting.
Low tunnels are generally used in conjunction with black plastic mulch for weed control and enhancing soil warming. 15 lbs. per roll
Note: Punched covers are warmer than slit covers. 27 lbs.