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

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JoeOxfordCT, May 27, 2008.

  1. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 !!! [​IMG]

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

    Thanks very much !

    J.
     
  2. Stephen in SoKY

    Stephen in SoKY Chillin' With My Peeps

    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?
     
  3. Egg Lady

    Egg Lady Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  4. JoeOxfordCT

    JoeOxfordCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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