Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Turan Yesterday at 11:02 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:59 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:22 pm

» Hello gardener's
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 9:59 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 9:35 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:13 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:20 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» New England August 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:41 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:04 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Protective covering advice please :)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Protective covering advice please :)

Post  colormekale on 9/4/2014, 3:03 pm

Hi everyone!

We have a lot of critters, insects, moths and all sorts of wanted and unwanted bugs in our area. In the next few days we plan to make a PVC structure over our boxes and put a protective covering over it.  We had a suggestion to use remay since it allows airflow yet keeps out the bugs. However our boxes are fairly large, 6x3, and we wanted to use one singular piece of fabric per box. The remay we have found does not come in pieces large enough and we would have to somehow attach pieces together.  Is there any other fabric you would suggest using that comes in large enough pieces or any other ideas to help keep unwanted pesks out? Any help is mucho appreciated Smile
avatar
colormekale

Posts : 4
Join date : 2014-07-14
Location : Port Townsend

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  sanderson on 9/4/2014, 3:10 pm

Bridal tulle fabric comes in 72" wide. Joann's Fabrics with on on-line printable coupon and buy it by the bolt = savings. It's not appropriate for anything that needs a pollinator (bee, syrphid fly, bumble bee, etc) And won't keep out squirrels, etc. Southern garden made a great set of hardware cloth covers that tulle can be used over. Use large, medium and small binder clippers to secure. (Office Depot, etc.) Hope this gets you started. Very Happy

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14403
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  boffer on 9/4/2014, 3:15 pm

This stuff is on a 13 foot wide roll; buy by the foot.

For the cost though, you could buy a used sewing machine and make whatever sizes you need from cheaper material.

http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/prod1;ft_pest_control;pg105221.html

(My family thinks Farmtek's customer service is excellent.)
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  yolos on 9/4/2014, 4:20 pm

I am pretty sure my tulle came in 108" width which is perfect for me putting over a 3 x 8 bed.  But it usually only lasts 1 year for me because our season is so long.  For the rib supports, I cut down the 10 foot pvc to about 8 feet and then there was plenty of room that allowed that width to work.



I really like the tulle because you can easily see through the fabric to see your plants happily growing bug free inside.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3247
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/4/2014, 5:43 pm

That is so nice looking, yolos.

I'm a fan of clips from the dollar store. They're big and quite gentle on fabrics.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  has55 on 9/4/2014, 6:35 pm

@yolos wrote:I am pretty sure my tulle came in 108" width which is perfect for me putting over a 3 x 8 bed.  But it usually only lasts 1 year for me because our season is so long.  For the rib supports, I cut down the 10 foot pvc to about 8 feet and then there was plenty of room that allowed that width to work.



I really like the tulle because you can easily see through the fabric to see your plants happily growing bug free inside.
nice picture Smile
avatar
has55

Posts : 1632
Join date : 2012-05-10
Location : Denton, tx

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  sanderson on 9/4/2014, 8:41 pm

Colorme, This is the topic I was trying to think of earlier today. Good against small mammals.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t17616-durable-sfg-cover-protection-against-pesky-critters?highlight=durable+covers

Yolos, you may be correct on the 108" width. I was running out the door when I replied this morning.

Marc, Dollar store slips? Are they binder clips or plastic. I haven't checked out one of the dollar/99 cent stores for goodies. I should just go see what I can repurpose.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14403
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/4/2014, 10:09 pm

The ones I see at Dollar Tree are big plastic ones. Blue ones and white ones together in a pack. They're not nearly as strong as those metal office clips, but they held on through our winter last year and this spring and summer just fine. And you can't beat the price.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Free Standing covers

Post  southern gardener on 9/5/2014, 10:58 am

Here is the link to the page I started with pics and directions. Hope this helps you! You can easily make them for a 6x3 bed Smile  Good luck!!

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t17621-free-standing-covers?highlight=covers
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Protective covering advice please :)

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