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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 9

Title:
THE POLYETHYLENE TENT

Author:
J.B. Roller

pp: 89-91

Abstract:
After seeing some of these polyethylene structures that Hugh Steavenson showed us, I am wondering what is meant by a polyethylene tent. In our situation we do not have any greenhouses as such, although polyethylene enclosures in a small measure serve as a substitute. We have had a little experience with juniper, yew and arborvitae, and quite a bit with broadleafs under what I would call a plastic tent.

This tent is constructed just as Harvey Templeton's tent is constructed, using the concrete reinforcing steel with plastic stretched over the top and sides.

We use beds that are made on the ground, and since our propagation is conducted under a lath shade structure, these tents are located underneath this unit. Now this works out quite well for us because we don't have the extreme cold to combat. We have used these tents both with and without bottom heat.

Now the medium that we use is made quite simply. We go out into the field and pick a sandy spot. This is hauled in and worked with about

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