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Great Find for Covering Plants

Good morning everyone. I was at Big Lots yesterday and came across a collapsible mesh laundry hamper for only $8. I decided it would be perfect for covering plants in containers or on the ground, to protect from birds, or from the Phoenix sunshine. It worked out great. I will check the dollar stores and see if I can maybe get more. The $8 one is a nice size, 16 inches in diameter. It even folds away when I don't need it!

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  • Nina
    Nina Santa Ana, CA
    on Apr 1, 2013

    This is fantastic... Exactly what I was looking for... I have a lot of prolem with the squirils, who eat away all the tender leaves and ransack my pot.. I tried using pesticides but of no avail.. Thanx fot putting up the pics...

  • Jenny Belman
    Jenny Belman Ontario, CA
    on Apr 1, 2013

    Absolutely fantastic. I too was looking for a same size cover for my newly grown plants.

  • Steph Mike
    Steph Mike
    on Apr 1, 2013

    You've made my whole Spring!! :) Cabbage worms were out to destroy my cabbage as well as the broccoli and this will not only be easy, but affordable and space saving (compared to the old window screen cage I was gearing up to build). Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Robyn
    Robyn Phoenix, AZ
    on Apr 1, 2013

    I hope it works for squirrels and worms. It is soft, so I am not sure if things will try to push through. I feel confident the birds won't get my strawberries though, and great for shade, and if it works for critters too please come back and post! That would be so awesome :)

  • Catherine Smith
    Catherine Smith Fredericksburg, VA
    on Apr 1, 2013

    Great idea. We use floating row covers to repel the worms and insect pests from newly planted seedlings, but this would be perfect for some of my containers. We have dogs so rarely do we have problems with squirrels.

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