6 x 8 Greenhouse Shade Cloth

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6 x 8 Greenhouse Shade Cloth

by tommy5 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:42 pm

I have a Harbor Freight 6 x 8 greenhouse and I was wondering what size shade cloth to get for it. Also I think it has to be 60% shade cloth.

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Re: 6 x 8 Greenhouse Shade Cloth

by pieguy452 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:49 pm

I think 60% is a bit too much (unless you live somwhere really hot). I find 40-50% shad cloth to be perfect for carnivorous plants. It cools downs the greenhouse significantly while still letting in enough light for the plants to use.

As for the size a 6x8 shade cloth is what you would need to cover the entire greenhouse roof. It might actually have to be a bit wider than 8 feet since the roof goes up a bit, so I think 6x9 would be perfect.
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Re: 6 x 8 Greenhouse Shade Cloth

by KissMegan » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:27 pm

Agreed, 40-50% should be good. I didn't want my greenhouse in complete shade so I ordered the length of the roof windows and only covered some :)

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