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We're experimenting this yearWe're experimenting this year using plastic over tomato cages placed at regular intervals down one row. We used the cages as we've never done this sort of thing before and didn't want to spend money on hoops we might never use again. Unfortunately none of the spinach I planted in August germinated -- zero, zip, nada -- and I was too annoyed and time-challenged to try again in September, so all that's covered is a half row of sugar snap peas and a few bush beans. The only trick so far is keeping the plastic from sagging into the top of the tomato cages when it rains. We are't harvesting much -- perhaps we shouldn't have tried peas and beans!

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