Re: [gardeners] Please help

Dan Dixon (
Tue, 22 May 2001 09:25:06 -0500

Never used it, but some types of PVC are flexible and can be bent. The
radius you want will determine the pipe diameter you need. 1/2" pipe will
probably give you a 2-3 foot radius. Probably hard to cut with shears, but
you can quickly cut it with a hacksaw.

Hope this isnt too late.

Dan Dixon

> From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 07:11:28 -0600
> To:
> Subject: [gardeners] Please help
> Has anyone used PVC for arching over raised beds, then putting Reemay over
> the top?  We used some 1/2 inch black poly pipe, and it's too flimsy for an
> arch over a 4 foot width. Are some types of PVC more flexible than others?
> How do we tell?  Also, if we get some 16 footers, we can't carry them in
> our minivan. Could we cut them with pruning shears or should we take a
> hacksaw or a pipecutter with us?  I need to know asap.  Thanks in advance,
> Margaret L