[NAFEX] hoops for blueberry bird netting
garden at leereich.com
Thu May 29 05:22:03 EDT 2008
I built a walk-in cage for my 16 plants planted in a square block.
The sides have permanent, heavy duty plastic netting with 18 inches
high poultry netting at the bottom (rabbits like to chew through the
plastic). The net is supported by locust posts joined at their tops
by rebar. When the fruit is ripening, I drape a woven net over the
whole top, supporting it at various places within the enclosure by
temporary plastic piping and metal conduit posts topped with inverted
Lee Reich, PhD
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On May 28, 2008, at 3:16 PM, Goodwill at Homefields Farm wrote:
> we draped bird netting over our three 160 foot rows of bushes last
> but the bushes grew into the netting, so I'm thinking that we need
> kind of hoops or trellis to support the netting. I'm curious what
> people do?
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