Re: Shade cloth percentage
- Subject: Re: Shade cloth percentage
- From: "Clarence Hammer" <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 13:19:57 -0500 (CDT)
73% is the most common here I think, and was also in central Texas.
Sometimes that alone isn't enough,
depending on what you're growing. Also, I have long ago gotten away from
the 'commercial' black color, as it transmits too much heat, altho you can
counter this by raising the cloth slightly above the greenhouse
cover. 3 mil PP -- this doesn't sound near thick and strong enough. 6 mil
is as thin as I go, and if not UV
treated even it will only last a few months here in full sun. UV will last
3 to 5 years.
>I'm wondering what percentage shade cloth people are using......
cover with 3mil PP or stand alone.