Come Fly Away With Me

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  1. Oreti

    Oreti In Flower

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Good luck on your protection efforts, Pac. I would like to see your grape ‘n net set-up.
     
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    Ok try to get a pic this afternoon for ya. Sun is so bright in that area now it’s a wash out.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Looking forward to that, Pac.
     
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  5. Pacnorwest

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    Here ya go the cable at the top needs to be tightened. This is the grapes on a layer of 4 cables holding the grapes . these grapes are very well suited for the PNW. Covered with greenhouse shade netting/cloth.

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    Netting cover for protection from birds. I use the greenhouse shade cloth to keep the greenhouse cooler and to shade the plank / shade house in summers to protect the plants from too much hot direct sunlight.

    I have a huge roll of shade cloth on a long pole 16’ to roll out over the plants as protection from hot sun over the shade house. It also helps to protect plants from deer. Or old screens to cover plants from deer.
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    I also use shade cloth, but for the first time last summer. It got too hot for the raspberries. They were getting little white burn spots on them. Once I found out what it was I ordered one from Amazon and got it the next day. I don't usually do that but twice at about the same time I had to. The other one was a light for the class bearded dragon, George. I usually buy two packs so I have an extra. But apparently I didn't order one when I used the last one. So he had his night light on until his day light came.
     
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    Willow I never thought about the greenhouse shade cloth would get hot enough to damage the plants . I think the grapes have a lot of leaves to help shade the grapes. But it’s early yet and not enough leaf growth yet. And lots of tiny grapes . Usually I’ll take the shade cloth off once the leaves grow out enough to protect the grapes from the birds. I just have to keep a close eye on them or the birds will have a free for all.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Ahhh. I found it back, Pac. Well, that looks extensive. Is it closed on the bottom? I can’t tell from the foto. The adolescent grapes look good already.
     
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    @Sjoerd it’s complicated and a long story to answer your question on sealing the bottom of the shade cloth for the grapes since the bottom is 4 and 1/2 feet from the ground.

    At the bottom level of the raised bed it is up 4 and 1/2 feet on the pasture side used huge landscape outdoor timbers. Then the bed is even with the walkway on the opposite side next to the house . Used 8”x12’ timbers to build up the bed on one side the slanted downward section on the pasture side . This straightened the garden bed area level. It’s much easier to garden on even level ground than on a hill. Lined the entire area with ground cloth then hardware cloth to prevent invasion of mole/ voles. Then added yards and yards of top soil and mushroom compost to fill the raised bed.

    The original grading from the home was slanted down and out away from the home .i don’t have any issues with gophers/moles/voles in that area. Just deer who have entirely whipped out the trumpet vine /wisterias and silver vines that was on the top portion , which are slowly growing back since I have blocked the deer from entering that area.

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