Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by sanderson Today at 1:11 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:58 pm

» Roots...information....
by sanderson Today at 11:23 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:37 am

» Help - Building new raised beds
by sanderson Today at 2:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 2:34 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Today at 2:28 am

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by sanderson Today at 2:08 am

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:42 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:30 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by yolos Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:34 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 2/17/2017, 6:15 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:05 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/16/2017, 6:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:45 am

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:38 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tulle

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tulle

Post  gardensqd on 2/9/2013, 2:17 pm

I'm building PVC boxes (not hoops) to go over my 2 4x4 boxes. Is $49.99 for 50 yards of 108" a good price (w/shipping would be about $56)? Do you think this is way more than I'll ever need or just go for it since I will have extra?

Also, my mom had an idea to hot glue the tulle to the frame. Has anyone tried this? I'm thinking binder clips would be better so I can easily move the tulle if I need to.

gardensqd

Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-01-29
Location : Chicago, 5B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  quiltbea on 2/9/2013, 2:33 pm

What is the tulle for?
If its to be used like a row cover to protect from insect damage, I suggest a light-weight Agribon or Remay. Cost for 50 feet by 108" is 23.95 at johnnyseeds.com and other suppliers and it doesn't get stuck on branches or sticks and what-nots and should be plenty for your SFG. It can be used year after year.



If you want a shadecloth, cheesecloth is much cheaper than tulle.

I would use clips to hold it. Easier to remove when checking for weeds, damage, maturity, etc.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4617
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  camprn on 2/9/2013, 2:49 pm

Tulle usually goes on sale around March in prep for Prom and wedding season. Sometimes it is 50% off at Joann Fabrics.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14071
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  gardensqd on 2/9/2013, 2:55 pm

@quiltbea wrote:What is the tulle for?
If its to be used like a row cover to protect from insect damage, I suggest a light-weight Agribon or Remay. Cost for 50 feet by 108" is 23.95 at johnnyseeds.com and other suppliers and it doesn't get stuck on branches or sticks and what-nots and should be plenty for your SFG. It can be used year after year.

If you want a shadecloth, cheesecloth is much cheaper than tulle.

I would use clips to hold it. Easier to remove when checking for weeds, damage, maturity, etc.


I am making boxes that can be lifted off easily. I was using tulle to keep the bugs out and provide a protective barrier to keep other animals out. Do the row covers just go directly on to the plants or do they go over something to hold them up?


gardensqd

Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-01-29
Location : Chicago, 5B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  JackieB999 on 2/9/2013, 2:57 pm

I bought some reemay cloth and so far I love it. My seedlings were attracting some tiny flies and I was also worried about heavy rains. The cloth is working beautifully!

I'm using 5 gallon containers. Does anyone have an idea for a cage or support system for the cloth once the plants get taller?

JackieB999

Female Posts : 125
Join date : 2012-12-04
Location : Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  camprn on 2/9/2013, 3:02 pm

@JackieB999 wrote:

I'm using 5 gallon containers. Does anyone have an idea for a cage or support system for the cloth once the plants get taller?

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14071
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  quiltbea on 2/9/2013, 3:15 pm

gardensqd....>You can lay the row cover directly on the plants if you like. Its very light weight and won't hurt them. Or you can clip them to supports around the plants or across hoops. I use them both ways. I have wire clothes hangers spaced along my strawberry patch and lay the row cover over that.

Those tomato cages camprn posted are a good way to surround a plant when needed.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4617
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  gardensqd on 2/9/2013, 5:06 pm

@quiltbea wrote:gardensqd....>You can lay the row cover directly on the plants if you like. Its very light weight and won't hurt them. Or you can clip them to supports around the plants or across hoops. I use them both ways. I have wire clothes hangers spaced along my strawberry patch and lay the row cover over that.

Those tomato cages camprn posted are a good way to surround a plant when needed.

Thanks for the info! So would I be able to drape this over my trellises as well?

gardensqd

Posts : 6
Join date : 2013-01-29
Location : Chicago, 5B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  quiltbea on 2/9/2013, 10:10 pm

garden....Yes, you can drape it over anything you like if you have enuf of it. Be sure to clip the edges closed so the insects can't enter until its time for pollination (by insect). You can always pollinate by hand.
They also provide a few extra degrees of warmth in the spring which is always nice.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4617
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tulle

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum