plastic mesh bags to plant in

Diane Whitehead
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 09:36:27 PDT
Fruits and vegetables are sometimes sold in brightly coloured plastic 
mesh sacks with one end stapled and the top end closed with a 
twist-tie or small square of slit plastic.  I've been saving them for 
planting my bulbs in when I get my bulb frame built.

My collection so far:

BC Hothouse tomatoes on the vine (which are sold as far south as 
California, and I don't know how far east) - green "knitted" mesh 
that is quite stretchy. Unstretched, the tube is 13 cm across (5 

I have diamond-patterned red mesh that is 23 cm across, heavier 
purple and yellow mesh, and small onion sacks (these are large 
compared to the others, but hold only a couple of kg of onions.)

I guess you could eat your way to a collection, and colour-code your 
bulbs. If you have a big bulb collection, that could take a long time 
unless you ask all your friends to save bags too.  The best would be 
to buy a big length of mesh tubing and cut the lengths to suit the 
number of bulbs. Anyone know a source?

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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