Re: Political discussions have diminshed...
... and this is good. Much of it is now taking place at other forums.
I invited folks to come to the http://dev.hostahaven.com/discus site and
fill up the server, and some are starting to do just that!
I am also looking for Hosta HOW-TO's and will continue to accumulate
them. If you are looking for a chance to place to share your brilliance,
just mosey on over there and offer a post!
Incidentally, I may have found a good source for Thermal Blankets at
http://www.dewittcompany.com (I don't know if they sell retail).
I ordered one today and now I'll get to see if they will do the trick required
in the greenhouse environment. May still need shade cloth for the
summer AND the winter, but from what I have learned here (Paul Henjum and
Narda M. in particular, but from others as well), one needs to need to
keep the wide temperature swings in check. I know this is not rocket
science for most of you, but I have always felt that, "It doesn't matter
whether the answer to the question is complex or painfully simple --if
you don't know the answer, you're frustrated either way".
Finally, does anyone have experience with woven vs. knitted shade cloth?
At Dewitt, they said that knitted is more durable but quite a bit harder
to handle or to move about, fold, put on and drape over a poly house, etc.
I imagine the woven is just a lot more "slippery" when there is friction
from contact with the Poly. I would be interested in comments about
anyone else's experience.
Andrew Lietzow, Plantsman http://hostahaven.com
1250 41st Street 515-274-0300 voice
Des Moines, IA 50311-2516