Re: [gardeners] Please help

George Shirley (
Tue, 22 May 2001 11:58:31 -0500

Welcome back Kay, we missed you. We got enough rain this year that the gators
are back on the Creole Nature Trail. We spent a day last week warning tourists
not to pet the gators. <BSEG>


Kay Lancaster wrote:
> Lightweight pvc is pretty commonly available... I think it's called
> schedule 20.  And yes, it's easy enough to cut with either a hacksaw
> or a special cammed pipe cutter that looks like pruners with a big
> notch in one blade.  Most places will cut it for you.
> My "mini hoop house" is made by pounding 18" rebar into the ground,
> leaving about 12", then slipping 3/4" white pvc from one rebar to the
> next to make a hoop.  I have a series of about 6 hoops about 3 ft apart.
> To keep rainwater from taking the plastic down, I took an additional
> length of pvc and laid it along the crest of the hoops (hoop to hoop)
> to make a ridgepole, and then secured that to the hoops with good ol'
> duct-tape in an X lashing.  It's survived 4 years now.
> Kay