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Jun 23, 2011 1:43 PM CST
|Ursula where did you get yours? Anyone have other sources?|
Jun 24, 2011 6:27 PM CST
|I picked up a clear tarp from Charleys greenhouse supply this year to place over part of the cage. I didn't want a repeat of the 2009 Spring - cold temps AND rain in May and way into June is not a good combination for warm growing orchids.|
Jun 25, 2011 4:34 AM CST
|I ended up buying one on ebay. It had the grommets I use to attach it to the barn.|
Jul 3, 2011 1:55 PM CST
|Here's my new clear tarp from an upper window. Today we are having several downpours. They were watered in the first but I'm ready with the tarp for the second. The dimensions are 8' x 30'.|
Jul 3, 2011 6:10 PM CST
|I just bought an 8' x 10' tarp for the cyms too.|
Jul 4, 2011 3:13 PM CST
|I like that a lot better than the dark tarp.|
Jul 5, 2011 9:01 AM CST
|How is the tarp working out?|
Jul 5, 2011 4:09 PM CST
|Great!! I love the size and the lack of guilt (about the lack of light).|
Mar 1, 2016 2:00 PM CST
|Looking for net for my orchids 12x10 if you can tell me where I can get them, thanks !!|
Mar 1, 2016 2:20 PM CST
| lagascaed. Please take a few moments and go to your "Profile". Enter your location so that when you post, we'll know where you are. You can enter just your USDA zone and/or your city/state.|
When you ask about a 10x12' orchid net, exactly what sort of net are you interested in?
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Mar 1, 2016 4:22 PM CST
|I'm thinking you must mean shade cloth to protect your orchids from the direct sun? |
The best type that will last the longest and is available in different densities is called Aluminet. It's available from Amazon and Home Depot, but you won't have the choices of size or density from there, so it's better to look at somewhere like this: http://www.shadeclothstore.com...
You will first have to figure out what density - from 30% to 60% or more - you will need. It depends upon what kind of orchids you are growing, as well as how strong your sun is. Eg. Hawaii, most of the Southern tier states in the US and also high altitude places with clean air (no pollution) have very strong sun. California, because of their air pollution, generally doesn't have quite as strong sun.
Here in FL, and because I am mostly growing orchids that thrive in high light, I have a 30% Aluminet tarp that I put on the west side of my pool enclosure for the sunniest months, April to June and Sept. to Nov. In the middle of summer it clouds over in the afternoons most days here so I remove it then.
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