Extend your garden’s growing season by protecting plants against early frosts.
At Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Learning Garden, row covers are used directly over newly seeded areas to warm air and soil, prevent moisture loss due to drying winds, and keep animals and pests from taking the seeds.
When creating row-cover tunnels, secure the fabric to the top of the wires with clothespins so the wind doesn’t dismantle them.
Row covers can be used over wire hoops to create mini-greenhouse tunnels. This cover was placed over a bed of basil seedlings to warm the soil and air. It will stay up throughout the growing season to protect basil plants from Japanese beetle damage.