Shade Cloth as Bird Netting/Insect Screening
I'm looking for a way to keep birds, squirrels, and Japanese beetles away from my potted blueberries as they begin to ripen fruit. I have a small greenhouse frame that would be easy to cover, and I'm considering using 30% shade cloth since it's durable and relatively inexpensive. I haven't handled any before, though, so I don't have a good sense of whether the beetles could wriggle through the openings (or if they'd even try). Does anyone have experience with shade cloth and Japanese beetles or an opinion as to how well it might keep them out? Someone asked the same question last year, and others recommended tulle. Tulle is my fallback option, but I'd prefer something more durable that I could reuse over many years.
This post was edited by shazaam on Thu, Apr 18, 13 at 13:56