[NAFEX] netting support for blueberries

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Nov 9 14:24:34 EST 2005


I put down about 3" of wood shavings/sawdust every fall.

Lee Reich, PhD
www.leereich.com

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A Northeast Gardener's Year
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Weedless Gardening



On Nov 9, 2005, at 1:44 PM, mIEKAL aND wrote:

> What's spread all over the ground?  It looks like ash...
>
>
> On Nov 9, 2005, at 12:32 PM, lee reich wrote:
>
>> I used to net my blueberries with a temporary, walk-in cage whose
>> uprights were 8' long metal electrical conduit pipes pounded into
>> the ground. I connected the tops with pvc plumbing pipe, putting
>> T's at appropriate places to sit on the metal pipes. I then draped
>> netting over the whole cage and held down the edges with metal
>> stapes and pieces of pipe.
>>
>> I recently upgraded to permanent side netting held up by locust
>> posts whose tops were joined by rebar. When fruit is ripening, I
>> drape light netting over the area and further support the middles
>> with metal conduit pipe capped by an overturned jar.
>>
>> Attached is a lo-resolution image of the uncovered cage.
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