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The frame is lightweight arid is easy to lift off your 4x4. Remove it to water, prune, or harvest.

When placing your protective cage, 37//r the fames line up. This will keep all kinds of critters from taking your harvest.

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12 inches tall, and a few at 18 inches tall—they will be available at the right time they're needed for your garden. If you have a couple of these cages made ahead of time, say at 6, 12, or 18 inches tall, they will be available to pick at the right time they are needed for your garden. Don't forget you can use them as a framework for spring protection from cold, cats, or crows. I hey can be summer protection from sun, wind, and rain, and fall protection from deer, frosts, and snow. They can be stacked on the ground in a pile or hung on the garage or fence wall.

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corner to corner.

Materials used for covering the wire cages can be anything from clear plastic to protect plants from wind or cold weather and snow, sleet, or rain—to some sort of cloth like cheesecloth or floating cover to

Bern! two 10-foot PVCpipes of1/2-inch diameter from protect plants from insects getting in to lay their eggs.


A cover can be easily held in place with clothespins. The cover can be open on some sides to allow air to circulate or it can be completely enclosed. One consideration, of course, is whether too much heat will build up inside the cage, and that depends on the season and the amount of sunlight your garden receives in your area. When there is too much sunlight for newly planted transplants, just put a shade cloth over the top of your cage. If you have several newly planted squares among other well-established plant squares, you can attach shade patches over those plants that need a little shade.

Protective Dome Supports

A dome support is so easy to make. Just bend a 10-foot length of 72-inch PVC pipe from corner to corner of your box, and then another from the opposite corners; then tie or bolt it at the intersection at the top to make a dome that can support any type of cover. Think of it as the structural framework for a greenhouse—in the early spring it can be covered with clear plastic, in the late spring with cheesecloth to keep out egg-laying insects, and in the summer

Your two pipes should make a dome as shown here.

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Attach a plastic tie at the intersection to ensure that it doesnt fall over.

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    A 10' length of 72&quot; PVC pipe?<br />
    8 years ago
    How to gardening in square feet?
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    How to make square foot garden cover?
    8 years ago
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    How to build a square frame?
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    How to make a 4 foot by foot green house?
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  • Kathryn
    How to make a cold box foe gardening?
    7 years ago
  • Susan
    Would love to know how to make own polytunnel with plastic pipes to accommodate commerical polytunnel covers.
    7 years ago
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    How to protect square foot gardens from rain?
    7 years ago
  • kristi
    This looks great! I have deer that walk right next to my house every day. I don't want to fence the whole yard in, but would like to fence in a box!<br />
    7 years ago
  • Karin
    How to fasten PVC pipe onto garden box for square foot garden dome cover?
    7 years ago
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    How to build a square foot garden wire cover?
    7 years ago
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    How to make a flower pot from a pvc pipe?
    4 years ago
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    How to protect plants from dogs?
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