6 mil plastic and shadecloth vs. fiberglass roof - Knowledgebase Question

New Orleans, LA
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Question by BywaterCG
January 30, 1998
Does translucent greenhouse fiberglass roofing filter wavelengths of light useful to 4 inch pots of herbs that 6 mil plastic used with shadecloth does not?

Answer from NGA
January 30, 1998
In general, poly covers allow transmission of more of the light spectrum than fiberglass. That's one piece of the equation - now you have to weigh the other pros and cons of poly and fiberglass, and see which covering is best for your situation. If you're a new commercial grower, your extension office (ph# 504/482-1107) can help you with planning and information. If you're a hobby grower, contact the Hobby Greenhouse Association; info on the organization can be found at:
http://trine.com/GardenNet/Gar... Greenhouse Association

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