Vegetables and Fruit forum→Row Covers and insect netting

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Name: Thomas Mitchell
Central Ohio (Zone 6a)
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thommesM
Jun 10, 2020 8:40 AM CST
I'm going to get into late fall/winter gardening and want to make row covers. I can pretty much design them myself but if there's plans available on the forum somewhere... I searched and didn't see anything.

After the plastic comes off in the spring, I'm thinking about putting an insect netting over the hoops for the main reason of keeping squirrels and chipmunks from digging in the bed. Root crops, kales, salad greens will be the main crops under the hoops. I'll plant tomato, pepper, and eggplant plants in other beds that won't have insect netting over them. I currently plant beans in the same beds that I'm going to put row covers over but I'll likely have to move those to a different bed due to pollinators not being able to get in.

So here's the question. Has anyone used insect netting to deter chipmunks and squirrels? Wondering if it works keeping them out of beds or if they just chew right through the stuff? Going to get busy making the row covers in the next week or two and will likely try out insect netting on fall plantings.
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