[NAFEX] netting support for blueberries--reply
pasour at ncsu.edu
Thu Nov 10 17:21:55 EST 2005
Thanks for the info.
E. C.Pasour, Jr.
mauch1 at aol.com wrote:
> <<I use plastic netting over my blueberry planting to keep the birds out.
> Is there a pliable plastic pipe that I might use to provide framework
> for the netting. I'm proposing to make an arc over the berries using
> plastic pipes spaced every 10 feet or so to provide the framework. What
> type of plastic pipe would allow me to do this?>>
> I don't know about flexible pipe. I use the white PVC pipe used for
> water plumbing. 2 uprights, about 5 foot and a cross member with
> elbow joints connecting them. The cross member and elbows are
> together using the 'glue' used for PVC pipes. I think the pipe
> diameter is 3/4 inch and I have a larger diameter pipe in the ground,
> so I can just 'drop' the PVC pipe in when I need coverage for the
> blueberries and take them out and store when I don't need them. I got
> the inground pipes a little low, so I sometimes have trouble finding
> the bases, so when I try to remember when I take the uprights out,
> that I put a stick in to try to mark the holes. Doesn't work
> perfectly, but I know someone who has a beautiful permanent cage, and
> their's doesn't work perfectly either.
> I also found that all netting is not equal. Some netting has square
> holes and though it catches sometimes, it isn't terrible to work
> with. I had another net where the netting was more like collapsible
> diamonds. That caught on everything, was impossible to spread, and
> was in general a misery.
> Chris Mauchline
> SE PA, zone 6
> 40° 5' N 75° 51'W
> ~650 ft elevation
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