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A Simply Made Cover for Seedbeds

An easy and efficient method of shading seedbeds has been developed at the Tropical Forestry Project in Fort Myers, Fla. This method may prove useful at other nurseries where temporary shade is required. It consists of covering a simple wood and wire framework with muslin or tobacco cloth, which can be quickly removed when desired. At the four corners of a bed 2" x 4" stakes are driven in until the tops are about 18" above ground. Two additional stakes, approximately 12" longer, are placed midway between the corner stakes at each end. The three stakes are then fastened together by nailing a 1" x 4" across the top of the corner ones (fig.1).

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Author(s): Elbert A. Schory, Sr.

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 29 (1957)