Net cover for polytunnel

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Net cover for polytunnel
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:12 »
Does anyone know if you can buy a net cover for small polytunnels (Max size 6m x 3m)?  Fed up of using debris netting that falls apart after a season of sunshine.  Have looked online but can only find covers for commercial tunnels - must be a gap in the market if they can't be bought.  Otherwise I'll have to buy some insect mesh and get the sewing machine out!

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 21:14 »
I'm also looking for a covering for my poly.  Can't seem to find a good shading solution for a polytunnel...

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 21:36 »
Fed up of using debris netting that falls apart after a season of sunshine. 
Don't know where you are buying your debris netting, if it falls apart in a year? Some of mine is 6 years old and still going strong  :)

Net polytunnel covers here
https://www.firsttunnels.co.uk/polytunnel-coversDetail/fabricated-net-cover-50-density?gclid=CjwKCAjwhLHaBRAGEiwAHCgG3vJhi7QpF0suY4Q-H6NJHChyYvyHO5F_Z1srxpXJh7lWjqotGrouwxoCfR0QAvD_BwE
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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 09:02 »
Gardening Naturally have wide netting cut to order.

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2018, 17:28 »
Gardening Naturally have wide netting cut to order.

And last year they had 25% of all netting later on in the year, Ive person my sights set on them doing the same again this year

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 19:04 »
Fed up of using debris netting that falls apart after a season of sunshine. 
Don't know where you are buying your debris netting, if it falls apart in a year? Some of mine is 6 years old and still going strong  :)

Net polytunnel covers here
https://www.firsttunnels.co.uk/polytunnel-coversDetail/fabricated-net-cover-50-density?gclid=CjwKCAjwhLHaBRAGEiwAHCgG3vJhi7QpF0suY4Q-H6NJHChyYvyHO5F_Z1srxpXJh7lWjqotGrouwxoCfR0QAvD_BwE

Mine's the same MoS.  I've had mine for at least six years, and it's still going strong.

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 19:19 »
Debris netting is easy enough to sow by hand tbh, or you can attach it to the polytunnel frame with cable ties.

Our PT is made of that "green mesh with clear squares" material so is plenty shaded enough, thank goodness
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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 06:02 »
Fed up of using debris netting that falls apart after a season of sunshine. 
Don't know where you are buying your debris netting, if it falls apart in a year? Some of mine is 6 years old and still going strong  :)

Net polytunnel covers here
https://www.firsttunnels.co.uk/polytunnel-coversDetail/fabricated-net-cover-50-density?gclid=CjwKCAjwhLHaBRAGEiwAHCgG3vJhi7QpF0suY4Q-H6NJHChyYvyHO5F_Z1srxpXJh7lWjqotGrouwxoCfR0QAvD_BwE

Mine's the same MoS.  I've had mine for at least six years, and it's still going strong.

First tunnels' smallest width is 7m.  My tunnel is 3m x 6m.  Debris netting in full sun starts to deteriorate quite quickly.  Anyway I have bought environmesh and made my own cover which looks superb and can be washed and will also prevent whitefly which debris netting doesn't.  I'm happy!

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 09:31 »
I'm glad you have it sorted now  :)

but from my experience, I still have to disagree with you about debris netting, sorry  :nowink:

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Re: Net cover for polytunnel
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2018, 14:29 »
I'm glad you have it sorted now  :)

but from my experience, I still have to disagree with you about debris netting, sorry  :nowink:

Maybe there are different qualities of debris netting & Mum & I just got lucky. Mine needs replacing nw but thats cos I had my bonfire too close!



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