Lee Valley Tools    Gardening Newsletter
   Vol. 6, Issue 3
   June 2011
 
   Customer Letters
 



Dear Lee Valley,

I just wanted write and tell you why we like your shade cloth so much. In hopes of solving the cabbage-moth* problem, my mother sewed a tent using your shade cloth. My husband built a frame for the tent using 2 x 4s, 2 x 2s and flexible ABS pipe. The tent was such a success that we built two more.

Shade Cloth
A frame covered with shade cloth keeps cabbage moths from damaging the vegetables growing inside.

We now can grow vegetables from the cabbage family without the pesky cabbage moths laying their eggs on the plants and having the subsequent larvae destroy them. We also get to enjoy delicious vegetables without finding the nasty little worms hiding in the florets of the broccoli and cauliflower.

M.G.
Leduc, Alberta

*Editor's Note: The small white or cabbage white (Pieris rapae) species of butterfly is commonly called a cabbage moth in North America.

Shade Cloth
Inside the tent structure
 
     
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