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Mosquito Net as a Shadecloth

By Sunlover
November 20, 2015

Mosquito nets aren't useless when they get holes in them. I use mine as a light shadecloth.

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Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Nov 19, 2015 10:26 PM CST
Great idea, I will remember it.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Nov 20, 2015 11:09 AM CST
Huh, never thought of that. I have one rolling 'hot house' that I could use it for. Otherwise I throw poly over the raised (18") beds. Sounds like your extremes are even worse than what I had in Fairbanks. We did have one flood and extremes of hot and cold, buy only winter to summer, not right next week from each other. Wow! Thank You!
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Name: Jessica
Saylorsburg, PA (Zone 6a)
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Gardadore
Nov 24, 2015 9:44 AM CST
This is a great idea and I have found the mosquito netting to be great for my Eboxes to keep the bugs away from the squash. I have pop up tents where the fabric starts to deteriorate after a couple of years but the frames are good. The mosquito netting is the answer to recovering them. Mosquito netting comes in many prices and qualities. I have found the best fabric to come from Mosquitocurtains.com where I can buy it by the yard. I use the heavy one and so far my original ones have lasted over 5+ years with no deterioration. They are out year round in all weather conditions. I have also used tuille to cover my plants and offer some shade but that deteriorates also after a couple of years.
Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
Dec 16, 2015 11:00 PM CST
Oberon46 said:Huh, never thought of that. I have one rolling 'hot house' that I could use it for. Otherwise I throw poly over the raised (18") beds. Sounds like your extremes are even worse than what I had in Fairbanks. We did have one flood and extremes of hot and cold, buy only winter to summer, not right next week from each other. Wow! Thank You!


The extremes her are horrid. This winter it got down to -10C and this weekend it is expected to get over 42C. Haven't had rain for a month, everything is brown - then 2 nights ago we had a downpour with hail and and mini tornadoes.

I do what I can to keep my plants alive but sometimes I almost give up!

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