instructions for installing quick hoops makes it quite clear that if using 1/2″ pvc you need to space the hoops every 2 feet. this is very close, and means using a lot of pvc piping. i just spaced them every four feet or so and figured what could happen.
despite these problems not all is lost. we have certainly learned a lesson, and have a great visual document to reinforce this lesson. but there is still a good amount of life under those hoops, the leeks that we mulched a couple of weeks ago on a nice break in the weather, and also this spinach, which has been holding on for dear life.
the next week promises to warm up, and i’m hoping we can get some of the water off from these hoops and pop them back up as best we can and get some stuff growing, and still get a harvest.
next fall i’m switching to metal conduit. i just hope no one steals it.