Garden Clips

Assembles in minutes – No tools required – Have a virtually year round garden
The perfect answer for the beginning or experienced gardener
Withstands high winds – Easy access to your plants!

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  • The Garden Clip Greenhouse™ is an economical bed cover for gardens.
  • Our special Garden Clip® fasteners hold greenhouse film (plastic sheeting) and other coverings onto pipe hoops.
  • This sturdy structure will stand up and protect plants in heavier winds, rain, hail, and snow than most bed covers.
  • Durable components will last for many years of summer sun and winter freezes.

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Planning a Garden Clip Greenhouse

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  • A Garden Clip Greenhouse works best 2′ to 4′ wide and up to 2 1/2′ high without reinforcment or up to 5′ tall with rebar inside the hoop up to where it curves. It is designed to cover your plants, not you.
  • Example: If your garden is 9 feet by 10 feet, don’t try to make a greenhouse that will cover it all. Split it up into two beds 3 feet by 10 feet, with a 3 foot path in between. This will allow you easy access to your plants.
  • How many clips? Multiply the bed length by width to get the number of square feet under cover. You will need a clip for every two square feet in normal conditions, or maybe up to a clip for every square foot in windy conditions or for a tall cover.
  • What size clips? If a garden bed is no more than 3′ wide, we recommend you use 1/2″ pipe and
  • Medium Garden Clips. For wider spans, use 3/4″ pipe and Large Garden Clips. For higher covers use 3/4″ pipe & Large clips, for widths from 30″ on up.
  • Be careful to not design too tall. You want to keep the warmth you are creating down with our plants, not several feet above them. You can always create a taller cover later as your plants grow.
  • Remember, the taller your structure is the more problems you will have with wind.
  • If Clips blow off in the wind, use more Clips and place them closer together.

Pipes for Hoops and Frames

  • Black “poly” pipe makes an excellent frame for a Garden Clip cover. Black poly pipe comes in rolls at plumbing and building supply stores. It is easy to cut with garden loppers, has a natural curve to it already, and is more durable than PVC. It’s a yard & farm pipe used for sprinklers, irrigations, and water supply—find it in plumbing and feed and farm stores.
  • PVC can be used for a frame, but it will get brittle with age, and the Clips will have a very tight fit. PVC is most useful where
  • you need a longer, stiffer span or desire the connectors available for PVC.
  • Steel EMT electrical conduit is good for experimenting with larger spans.

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Plastic Covers can be clear or preferably milky plastic—which diffuses light to get to more leaf surface area. Hardware store plastic works for a season or two, gets brittle and breaks. Greenhouse film is UV-protected for a 4-6 year life.

Rebar can be purchased from a building supply store in 20 ft lengths. It can be cut with a hack saw or a cut-off blade for an electric saw. 1/2″ rebar works well with both 1/2″ and 3/4″ pipes in most applications. For stakes less than 2′ long, 3/8″ rebar suffices. For 6′ or longer, use 5/8″ rebar in 3/4″ pipe.

Medium Garden Clips pack of 20
GCMCELO-20
$14.98

Medium Garden Clips bag of 100
GCMBAG00
$60

Large Garden Clips pack of 20
GCLCELO-20
$15.98

Large Garden Clips bag of 100
GCLBAG100
$65.00