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Hey all!  I wanted to try working with some row covers (Agribon cover and 9 gauge wire hoops) and I have two questions.

Where is the cheapest place to purchase the wire/hoops to support the cloth?

Does anyone have a good guide for someone starting out using row covers?

Finally any other info on the subject would be great
 
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I purchase a bulk roll of 9 ga wire and cut my own. Not sure if it was any cheaper than the pre-made hoops, but the store 2 mi away had it on the shelf so it was too easy. I did cut the first few way too short just by eyeballing the length needed plus I had to remember the part that ends up stuck in the ground. Duh.  Elliot Coleman has several books that include sections on row cover, etc.  Four Season Harvest is one I have that comes to mind.

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Ditto Bill to the word...
 
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I've had some frustrating experiences with row cover.  I guess it comes in different grades.  I may have the light weight stuff, but grasshoppers have chewed through it, and it is fragile.

hope your project works out better than my last one
 
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