Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
What is a floating row cover or row cover? Toplef10What is a floating row cover or row cover? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

What is a floating row cover or row cover? I22gcj10What is a floating row cover or row cover? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C Midwest: April 2020
by OhioGardener Today at 8:54

» Importance of Compost Variety
by bjluedeke Today at 8:25

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by countrynaturals Today at 0:12

» Sixth Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Today at 0:09

» Cedar shavings in compost.
by Kelejan Yesterday at 23:45

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing April, May, June, 2020
by Kelejan Yesterday at 23:42

» New and Confused in Colorado
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 19:15

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Yesterday at 18:17

» Corona 19 wry humour
by plantoid Yesterday at 18:00

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Yesterday at 17:46

» Crass discussion of cost
by plantoid Yesterday at 17:25

» Shingles
by sanderson Yesterday at 17:15

» Update 2017: How to Post a Picture located on your computer
by ralitaco Yesterday at 16:42

» Homemade yogurt using powdered milk
by hammock gal Yesterday at 14:12

» Hello from W. Ky
by Sherry G Yesterday at 10:16

» Garlic Numbers
by sanderson Wed 8 Apr - 22:07

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by ralitaco Wed 8 Apr - 17:59

» California - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Wed 8 Apr - 17:51

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by plantoid Wed 8 Apr - 15:50

» Brand new gardener in the U.K.
by countrynaturals Wed 8 Apr - 12:34

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by trolleydriver Wed 8 Apr - 9:40

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Wed 8 Apr - 8:57

» cold frame gardening question
by ralitaco Tue 7 Apr - 22:06

» Plant Markers
by OhioGardener Tue 7 Apr - 18:00

» Panic Buying due to Cornavirus Pandemic
by sanderson Tue 7 Apr - 16:42

» The darned deer!
by SusanTheWriter Tue 7 Apr - 10:02

» Gwennifer's Table Tops
by sanderson Tue 7 Apr - 6:55

» 83 degrees in ATL today....
by sanderson Tue 7 Apr - 6:41

» Hello from Los Angeles
by sanderson Tue 7 Apr - 6:10

» Hello from Central Ohio
by sanderson Tue 7 Apr - 6:05

Google

Search SFG Forum

What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Maya Papaya on Fri 21 May - 19:21

I see this term a lot. Are they just talking about a plastic cover like the one I already have constructed? If so, what is meant by the term floating? What is a floating row cover or row cover? Dsc01828

Thanks,

Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Ha-v-v on Fri 21 May - 20:00

Good question Maya !!! I picture floating things like levitation Smile, but figured they were movable like what you have? I love what you have done with your garden !! I love being self sufficient, you are more so !!! Good job and please keep sharing all the pictures, your strawberries looked so good !
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 60
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: what is floating row cover

Post  Maya Papaya on Fri 21 May - 20:13

Aww...thanks Hav-v
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Ha-v-v on Fri 21 May - 20:17

You are welcome, its encouraging to see others progress. It prods us on Smile
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 60
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Chopper on Fri 21 May - 20:47

Aha! I always thought floating row covers were those light breathable covers used for insect control. Now I am not sure - unless it is just a generalized term for both.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 64
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  timwardell on Fri 21 May - 21:16

I've always known the term to refer to the lightweight fabric that is used to cover crops - not the clear plastic. For example...
http://www.gardeners.com/Row-Covers/5111,default,pg.html
"Garden fabric (also known as row cover or floating row cover) is a good addition to any gardener's tool shed because it can be used in so many ways:
* Protect plants from cold and wind
* Block insects and prevent spread of disease
* Keep soil and plants from overheating
Garden fabric is easy to use: You can drape the cover right over garden plants or use hoops or a wooden frame to support it. Secure the edges of the fabric with soil or use Earth Staples."
timwardell
timwardell

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-03-02
Location : Frisco, Texas

http://www.timwardell.com/gardening/

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty re: what is floating row cover

Post  Maya Papaya on Fri 21 May - 21:56

Tim, you're the man for coming through with that info - that is it. Thank you

Maya P
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Ha-v-v on Sat 22 May - 9:28

Thank you Maya for asking this question for one and Tim thank you for the info !! I thought.. I will have a trellis system that will work with the floating row cover for bugs !!!! Then it hit me I can do the same for my lettuces with a shade cloth ! I love this forum.
More ideas added to the SFG what more could I ask for ? lolol

Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v
Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 60
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  1chichi on Sat 22 May - 10:28

I used row cover for my lettuce and mustard greens and I love it! What is a floating row cover or row cover? 53366
It kept most of the pests out.
It helps keep the wind off of the fragile greens.
Seedlings grow rapidly under it.
I got the idea from The White House Garden.
In winter, they combine the row cover w/ the plastic on top to grow vegetables
(I can't wait to try this!).
Fun videos=
The set up.
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/gardening/2009/12/white_house_vegetable_garden_12.html

The results.
http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/features/gardening/2010/04/white_house_vegetable_garden_u.html


Since, I was ordering seeds from Pinetree (Superseeds), I just ordered 18 ft. of row cover from them at 33 cents/ft
It's fairly thin, kinda tears easily, but still works well. Next time, I will order from somewhere else and get the thicker grade. What is a floating row cover or row cover? Icon_flower

Few Links for row cover. If anyone has better choices/prices please post them.

http://www.dripworksusa.com/store/agribon.php?left


https://www.superseeds.com/products.php?search=row cover
1chichi
1chichi

Posts : 151
Join date : 2010-04-24
Location : SuNnY SoutH CaRoLiNa

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Chopper on Sat 22 May - 17:10

Very cool links. I was actually quite excited to see the covers come off and see the results. Too bad they are not intensive gardening like us, but hey it's better than nothing.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 64
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Icemaiden on Sat 22 May - 17:52

@1chichi wrote:It's fairly thin, kinda tears easily, but still works well. Next time, I will order from somewhere else and get the thicker grade. What is a floating row cover or row cover? Icon_flower


I've always used the thin sort and but this year bought some of the thicker one. I'm not sure I like it so much. It needs supporting I think as otherwise when it rains it lays flat on the plants, and the rain and can water doesn't seem to go through properly so I have to lift the cover to water. I'm going back to the other sort I think.
avatar
Icemaiden

Posts : 334
Join date : 2010-04-27
Location : Iceland

http://squarefootgardening-kate.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Maya Papaya on Sat 22 May - 18:10

SFGing in Iceland! Very cool. Thanks for that info Icemaiden.

Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty re: what is floating row cover

Post  Maya Papaya on Sat 22 May - 18:27

ChiChi, thanks for the resource.

Maya P
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  quiltbea on Sat 22 May - 21:37

I think they call it floating row cover because it 'floats' atop the plants without hurting them. It doesn't need staking. It also keeps off the bugs. It also heats up under there a couple of degrees, so when its really hot out, you need to remove them if the crops can't take excessive heat or they're cool-weather like lettuce, spinach and the like that can bolt when it gets too warm.
What is a floating row cover or row cover? 05-15-13

The heavy row cover is used on cold nites and protects down to 28F degrees, thereby preventing frost damage. I have that as well and it works wonders at the earliest part of the season when cold nites pop up now and again. Come September I'll be using it again to extend my harvests.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 78
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty re: what is floating row cover

Post  Maya Papaya on Sat 22 May - 22:06

Thanks quiltbea.

Maya P
Maya Papaya
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

Back to top Go down

What is a floating row cover or row cover? Empty Re: What is a floating row cover or row cover?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum