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Post  triscooter on 5/14/2012, 7:45 am

Hello, I have my square foot garden set up and I have built a frame around it, I was just wondering what the experts here would suggest for a cover, The 2 options I'm looking at are 1) White Poly Tarp, the package reads clear, but it is white in color.
2) Vapor Barrier extra strong, clear color.

Of the 2 I thought the poly tarp would hold up better over the winter months here in Canada. I also see most stores selling plants around here have a white tarp of some kind over the frame. But I'm open to any input here.

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Post  walshevak on 5/19/2012, 8:04 am

Ooooh. I don't know a thing about greenhouses except I wish I had an all season one. All I've got is a little pop up thing, but it was a big help with seedling this spring.



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Post  littlejo on 5/19/2012, 9:29 am

Whatever material you decide on, make sure it is UV protected for outside use. The ones that are not UV protected won't even last for 1 season. Wish I could build 1 down here!


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Post  GWN on 5/19/2012, 9:34 am

Hi Triscooter
I have a few hoop houses and what I used is 6ml poly plastic.
You can usually get it at the larger gardening stores.

I think if you want the sun to come through you need something that is more clear.

I have used other things when all I wanted was a cover for the night times, and I think a tarp or anything would work there, but for something to use on colder days, I would suggest 6 ml poly.
comes usually in bulk.

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