Harvest-Guard®
Ultra lightweight cover "floats" over plants. Prevents light frost damage allowing for a longer growing season. Stops insect, bird and animal damage.

For garden and plant protection:

- Prepare garden plot and plant seeds, seedlings, and young plants.

- Unfold Harvest-Guard® Cover to desired length (cut in sections if necessary).

- Drape cover loosely over seed bed or plants to allow plenty of slack for plants which grow upright (like tomatoes and peppers).

- Secure Cover to ground every 6-8 ft. using Garden Staples™, nails, rocks, etc.

Securing Cover:

- When using Garden Staples™, stones or wooden strips, simply affix Cover to ground.

- When using pegs, stakes or nails, fold material twice so that four "layers" of material are penetrated for good holding strength.

For frost protection:

- To protect crops from severe frost, use double layer (e.g.-25 ft. length doubled will cover 12.5 ft.).

- Single layer protects as low as 29 degrees F; double layer protects as low as 26 degrees F.

- Remove second layer as temperatures warm up.

For insect and bird protection:

- Bury all edges 2-4 inches under the soil on each side of the row and at the end.

- Tamp soil down to secure fabric.

- If easy access is required, substitute lengths of lumber (like 2"x4"s) to weigh down the sides of the cover on 3 sides; 4th side should be buried.

- Rows can usually stay covered until weather becomes warm or until pollination is required.

NOTES:
Protects as low as 29 degrees F (26 degrees F if double layer). For stopping weeds use a porous plastic film (such as Gardeneer® Weed Control™) along with Cover to eliminate weed growth.
For Best Results:
- For crops that must be pollinated, Cover should be removed periodically during blossom-time.

- Research shows that the Cover, plastic film and mulch used together results in increased harvests and healthier plants.

- Leave Cover in place 3 to 8 weeks in spring until all danger of frost and cool weather has passed.

- A minimum of 3 to 4 weeks of coverage is required for increased crop benefits.

- Remove Cover from tomatoes and peppers, etc., when mid-day temperatures consistently reach 80 degrees F or higher (vining crops can tolerate slightly higher temperatures).

- Remove Cover when temperatures reach 85 degrees F.

- Extend the fall growing season for crops vulnerable to early frosts by replacing the Cover.