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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 14, 2014 5:29 PM CST
mazon has 5/16 x 24 x 188 for $37.20 per roll. It is polyethylene and says single air bubble- doesn't look like bubbles are big

Home Depot has 1/2 x 24 x 250- large bubble, pratt bubble cushion $80 double pack (can't tell if there are two rolls at this size but I think that's what it's saying)

I want to wrap my 6 x 8 greenhouse. Just wondering which bubblewrap is most efficient. We are in central Texas - so 12-14 freezing nights on average - but it can get down to 22.
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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 15, 2014 8:56 AM CST
http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/greenhouse/how...
Just found this great article. It says get greenhouse large bubble wrap as it's got uv protection in it. So guess I will go that way.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Nov 15, 2014 10:31 AM CST

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Carol, take a look thru this thread for some more ideas and links.
The thread "Solar Covering Over Our Greenhouses" in Greenhouses forum
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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 15, 2014 9:54 PM CST
Thank you Evan!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 16, 2014 9:18 AM CST
I have already posted numerous statements on what I use to cover my greenhouses. I chose to use some really heavy solar blanket material (with a 10 year guarantee) , something that blocked UV yet allowed plenty of light to grow plants, and something that had a good and proven heat-retentive value. Simple bubble wrap would certainly be better than nothing, but would likely not last more than a season, particularly if applied on the outside of the structure. My statements are only based on personal observations.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 16, 2014 2:47 PM CST
@Ecscuba , many of the answers to your greenhouse questions can be found in the Greenhouse Forums.
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Name: Carol Texas
Central Texas (Zone 8b)
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Region: Texas Composter Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Organic Gardener Hummingbirder
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Ecscuba
Nov 16, 2014 5:44 PM CST
I ended up ordering the solar pool cover after all. Did a lot of googling and reading garden webs, including this one, and it seemed like the best way to go. Thanks for the responses. Appreciate it :)
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 16, 2014 7:50 PM CST
Keep everyone posted on how the solar blanket material works for you, Carol.
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