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By Dmj440

Arizona, United States Us

what grade visqueen can i use to cover my garden, if i have to leave it on till i get home from work? thanks



Not quite sure what you're trying to achieve with this. It seems to be a damp-proof course membrane?

16 Dec, 2010


its still gonna get freezing here one more time, and i have to cover my vegetable plants, as i just lost my whole garden 3 weeks ago due to freezing, im starting over, the problem is when i leave for work i cant uncover my plants, i was told if i had the right plastic cover with the right mill it would be kind like a green house and they would be ok, the plastic,{visqueen} wont be laying on the plants as it will be draped over the fencing i have around it. hopefully this helps

16 Dec, 2010


Here, fleece is available in rolls (like a fine, pale fabric weave, white - allows light in, but a light frost protection), and it's light enough in weight to drape on the plants. What frost you got? And what plants you got to protect? Worthy

16 Dec, 2010


I've just Googled Visqueen, and I see they do a horticultural membrane. Don't know it, or whether it's for outdoor protection, or for use in the greenhouse as insulation. You'll know better than I do. Worthy

16 Dec, 2010


Visqueen are makers of plastic film and sheets, in agriculture etc

17 Dec, 2010


i just need to cover tomato, bell peppers jalapeno, onions
a pretty basic salsa garden

17 Dec, 2010


Definitely don't use plastic sheeting to keep the frost off, unless you can ensure at least a foot clearance between the plants and the plastic. Spun-bonded polyester frost cloth--what our friends from the UK call "fleece"--is a much safer alternative. It can touch the plants without freezing them like plastic would. It works best left on all the time, to collect heat during the day, and hold it at night. It lets enough light and air through to keep the plants healthy, without encouraging fungus through excessive humidity. Also, if you garden below 3000 ft. elevation, onions will be better off without covering--they like light frost.

21 Dec, 2010

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