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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:39 am 
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does anyone have a slick way to make and use row covers for cabbage moth control

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:29 pm 
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I seriously doubt you have cabbage moths in April. Can you describe what crop you want to protect and what the symptoms are.


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I buy row cover from Peaceful Valley Organic Supply in Oregon(?), or at least I think that's where they are located. Anyway, they sell in larger quantities, and have good prices, imo. Their customer service is also excellent.
I make vegetable bed cover frames out of cattle panels and put the row cover fabric over them. I linked a photo of a frame with window screen material that I use for seed beds in late summer, but you can get the idea from looking at the bottom photo in the set. I wouldn't be surprised to see cabbage moth cats this time of year. I"m starting to see several garden pests already.

http://www.pbase.com/dragonfly/image/33586165


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:53 am 
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Do some internet searches in google for row cover. There are a number of different suppliers, some with prices even better than Peaceful Valley (although I do like their catalog).

If you only want to protect from insects, there are some really thin row covers made just for that. Be sure to look for something that sounds like it will stand up. You can lay this just over the row and hold it down at the edges with bricks or sand bags (make your own with sand in gallon plastic bags). This is what most of the growers do.

You can also get slightly heavier row cover that has some cold weather protection (anywhere from 2 to 6 degrees). This is what I have since I use it most for protection from frosts and freezes.

Marlyn


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What is your edging material? Wood, Trex?


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