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May 18, 2020 5:25 PM CST
Name: Jim
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Stop paying outlandish prices for row covers for brassicas (cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower) to keep bugs away. Use tulle, that thin, lightweight, extremely fine, soft flowy machine-made netting fabric often used for wedding veils, gowns, etc. Works even better than traditional row covers. Let's more sun in, and easily allows water to penetrate. Only a fraction of the cost compared to traditional row covers for the same purpose..

54" x 120' at Amazon (or other sites) for just $12.35 vs. 2, 3 or 4 times that much for traditional brassica row covers!

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May 19, 2020 9:02 AM CST
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Love this idea! How does the fabric hold up from season to season?
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May 19, 2020 3:21 PM CST
Name: Jim
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joannakat said:Love this idea! How does the fabric hold up from season to season?


This is the first season I am using it, but even if it only lasts one season, I only used about 20 yards. That will give me 6 year's worth at $2.06 a year. Can't beat that for a protective row cover.
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May 19, 2020 5:49 PM CST
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Well, please update us! You certainly can't beat the price... Thumbs up
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Jun 11, 2020 12:28 PM CST
Name: Thomas Mitchell
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@MoonShadows perfect timing. I'm looking to get insect netting for row covers. Need something wider than 5' so will have to see it comes in wider size. Would you say this material could hold up to a chipmunk if properly secured to the wood bed?
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Jun 11, 2020 1:21 PM CST
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Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling , chipmunks... Grumbling
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Jun 11, 2020 1:33 PM CST
Name: Jim
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thommesM said:@MoonShadows perfect timing. I'm looking to get insect netting for row covers. Need something wider than 5' so will have to see it comes in wider size. Would you say this material could hold up to a chipmunk if properly secured to the wood bed?


A chipmunk would be able to chew through this material. I am using this for cabbage pests. On my strawberries, that get eaten by chipmunks, I am using a metal covering...hardware cloth. Might be overkill, but chipmunks can and will chew through anything that is material or plastic.
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Sep 20, 2020 1:26 PM CST
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I used tulle for the first time this year and will definitely use it again. It kept chipmunks and birds from eating the veg and flowers in my container garden, and it protected my tomato plants from the rabbits and the woodchuck. Not that these creatures couldn't chew through the tulle if they tried, but it seems to discourage them on contact. A bolt of green was about $14 on EBay.
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Sep 20, 2020 2:15 PM CST
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Wow! The chipmunks got to all my sunflower seeds and seedlings and the zinnias as well. I will definitely use tulle this coming spring!
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Sep 20, 2020 2:41 PM CST
Name: Jim
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Just a follow up from me. The tulle protected my cabbages at a fraction of the cost of a row cover. We made plenty of cole slaw and sauerkraut this year from our cabbages. I will definitely use it again next season.
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Sep 26, 2020 6:08 PM CST
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Ganoob said:I used tulle for the first time this year and will definitely use it again. It kept chipmunks and birds from eating the veg and flowers in my container garden, and it protected my tomato plants from the rabbits and the woodchuck. Not that these creatures couldn't chew through the tulle if they tried, but it seems to discourage them on contact. A bolt of green was about $14 on EBay.


@Ganoob, can you please provide a link? I'm a bit cautious about buying from anyone who isn't recommended as reliable.
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Sep 27, 2020 12:51 PM CST
Name: Jim
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joannakat said:

@Ganoob, can you please provide a link? I'm a bit cautious about buying from anyone who isn't recommended as reliable.



This is where I bought mine.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...
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Sep 27, 2020 12:57 PM CST
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MoonShadows said:

This is where I bought mine.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod...



Thanks!
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