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Using Surround - a clay product, as sun screen

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Post  Judy McConnell on 6/19/2014, 4:41 pm

I see where a couple of you used this product as a "possible bug protector" but have any of you used "Surround" sprayed on tomato fruit to prevent sunscald?
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Post  jimmy cee on 6/20/2014, 2:35 am

Thats one of the uses of clay, I've been using clay on my cuke's and a few other plants.
I have always thrown a cover when I thought the sun was an issue..
It has to work as a sun shield, only problem is it needs to be renewed after a rain
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Post  GloriaG on 6/20/2014, 3:42 am

Yes - I use Surround.  But I use it to repel squash bugs and squash vine borers.  It's a fairly good repellant.  You just have to remember to hand pollinate the squash once it's sprayed.  It's not a poison so it doesn't kill anything, but it irritates the bugs skin so they avoid it.

Haven't used it specifically as a sun screen, but I can see where it would help. It leaves a fine white powdery residue that undoubtedly blocks some of the suns rays.


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