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Title: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: senrab_nhoj on May 06, 2008, 12:20
Am seriously considering getting a net up to protect my brassica bed.

Currently U have a dozen each of greyhound cabbages, brussell sprouts and white brocolli with purple sprouting and minicole coming on nicely in my seed bed at home.

I have some treated timber from an old fence as corner and middle posts about 2ft high after sinking in.

Questions:

Is netting needed now? (some neighbouring plots have but not had a chance to ask/interrogate)

Will I definitely need to net?

If so what type / gauge of netting will I need

How high will I need the netting to eventually be?

any thing else I need/should consider?
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Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: DD. on May 06, 2008, 12:37
Quote from: "senrab_nhoj"


Will I definitely need to net?



If you've got pigeons like ours, yes!

Quote from: "senrab_nhoj"


If so what type / gauge of netting will I need



The smaller the better as it will also keep out butterflies & things like whitefly. A lot of people us 'Enviromesh' to good effect.

Quote from: "senrab_nhoj"


How high will I need the netting to eventually be?



Higher than the crop, (see the packet for a guide), otherwise the pigens sit on it, & peck through it.
Title: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: Sadgit on May 06, 2008, 13:22
I use miles and miles of fleece on my plot... cannot afford enviromesh :(
Title: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: crowndale on May 06, 2008, 14:30
If you want to eat the produce without little hairy beasts in it or lots of nibble marks (assuming they all survive any hungry bunnies on your plot, then yes, you need to net!  I put up some 7mm net last year and the cabbage white still got through, have forked out for enviromesh this year and intend to make some kind of permanent (but movable) frame for the brassicas.  I saw a white flutterby this morning, so they are on the war path already!
Title: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: nobby on May 06, 2008, 16:02
lidl netting £5.99 for 8 meters by 2 meters bargin ! :lol:
Title: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: jazzbyrd on May 06, 2008, 16:12
Quote from: "nobby"
lidl netting £599 for 8 meters by 2 meters bargin ! :lol:

 :shock: how much !!!!!!!! :tongue2:

Jazzbyrd
Title: Netting over my brassica bed
Post by: DD. on May 06, 2008, 16:15
I very much hope he's missed out the "."!!!!