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Tobacco Cloth ???? Where can I find this ???

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Hi All,

I used to be a member here....I swapped chooks with PurpleChicken....this question is off topic chicken-wise but I don't know where else to turn....

I have blueberry plants and I would like to cover them with tobacco cloth rather than that cheap nylon netting that's sold at most garden supplyhouses.  I got this idea from an old couple who's house I used to drive by that used this method.  I stopped one day when I saw them outside and asked where they got their tobacco cloth.  They told me that they actually went to the north part of CT...Windsor I believe, and bought some from farms where they actually still grow alot of tobacco for cigar wrappers.  I'm trying to avoid having to do this.  I figure the tobacco farms must buy the stuff from somewhere.....but I can't seem to find anything even using the almighty Google !!! sad

I figure most folks here garden as well as keep chickens so please point me in the right direction if you know ! big_smile

Thanks very much !

J.

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Try "Tobacco canvas". Then try "Remay" or perhaps "Reemay". If I had a nickle for every yard I've stretched! Would floating row cover suffice?

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I tried to find tobacco canvas too, this spring, without any luck. I ended up with "spunbonded garden fabric" I bought online from Hyllsyde Acres.  We are using it for a seedbed cover and it has held up great thru some terrible storms.  If you can't find what you are looking for, you may give it a try. I actually found the seller on ebay first.

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Originally Posted by Stephen in SoKY 

Try "Tobacco canvas". Then try "Remay" or perhaps "Reemay". If I had a nickle for every yard I've stretched! Would floating row cover suffice?


Thanks Stephen !

Found this:

http://www.southernexposure.com/productlist/prods/81617.html

I think this oughta do the trick....would be nice if I could find it in a few more sizes but I'm very happy to have found it.

Thanks again !!

J.

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