Recycle Old Curtains as Row Cover

Many gardeners have discovered the advantages of floating row cover for protecting gardens from light frosts and insects. I once called it “The Perfect Insect Barrier”. And you can find it in just about any garden center as well as on line. 

But maybe you don’t have to buy it! You see, you can recuperate old light-weight sheer curtains (net curtains) as row cover for that purpose. It works just as well and lasts longer too! Or maybe you can find used curtains in a thrift shop. 

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

2 comments on “Recycle Old Curtains as Row Cover

  1. Pingback: Munchy puppies, greedy possums and broad beans: My adventures (and failures) in veggie gardening. – #turningreen

  2. As much as I dislike those in the home, I would not feel right about using them in the garden after keeping them clean inside for so long. Fortunately, we do not need much protection from frost.

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