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low tunnel....cheap supplies
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:03:13 PM »
We are researching how to implement a low tunnel or float plastic covers on our crops inside the high tunnel to conserve natural heat. Does anyone have any good recommendations on where to buy cheap bulk plastic? And or sites for this type of application?
Looking forward to bounty from the fields..........natures "ah" in every seed.

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Re: low tunnel....cheap supplies
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 03:21:32 PM »
Sweeterra, I don't know if this will be useful at all to you, but I ran across this article a while ago about building a very low cost structure for a home garden that uses regular plastic from the hardware store instead of greenhouse plastic.

http://westsidegardener.com/howto/hoophouse.html

This would not be a replacement for a permanent high tunnel, but might be worth trying on a small, temporary scale if you're just looking to experiment.

Sorry, I don't know where one could buy bulk greenhouse plastic other than typical online suppliers such as Farmtek.  Perhaps you could ask a local greenhouse or nursery for leads?