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RE: Shade cloth percentage

  • Subject: RE: Shade cloth percentage
  • From: "Cooper, Susan L." <SLCooper@scj.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 14:26:18 -0500 (CDT)

Thanks Russ.
What color are you using?  I see there are now green and white shade cloths
I should have mentioned that this is only for summer growing and not for a
year-around greenhouse.  I'm doing this for 2 reasons:  to extend my growing
period (still can't plant things out here in WI) and to provide shade, as my
yard has zero trees!  :)
I guess I'll have to take your advice about the PP next year :(


-----Original Message-----
From: Clarence Hammer [mailto:chammer@cfl.rr.com]
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 1:20 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Subject: Re: Shade cloth percentage

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.

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