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Sheets as Shade Cloth

We recently needed a shade cloth for our greenhouse. As my husband is currently laid-off, we couldn't afford to buy one really. So we went to the local thrift store (which supports the local animal shelter, yay for that!) and bought twin sized sheets.
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We tacked and stapled them up to the rafters, and they are doing a fabulous job. Cooled the greenhouse off quite a bit, and the lettuce and cucumbers are much happier.

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May 11, 20150 found this helpful

I wasn't really meaning to enter this tip in a contest I just wanted to share it.

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May 11, 20150 found this helpful

I think this is a great idea. I've been thinking of doing something similar for a window facing west that just gets too much sun in the summer. I'll get a few yards of inexpensive muslin so the neighbors won't have to look at patterned sheets. For your purpose the patterns don't matter however. Thanks for posting.

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May 12, 20150 found this helpful

Nice. Nice. Nice.

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May 13, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks for the comments, and also for "fixing" my error.

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May 17, 20150 found this helpful

That's a great idea! I pray that your hubby finds the job soon!

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May 18, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks A Trevino, I appreciate that!

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May 18, 20170 found this helpful

I got my peas in too late this year thanks to torrential rain and wind storms. So they may need some shade before they are ready to pick. I thought of doing something like this, but your post makes me think it's do-able. Thanks.

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