brassica enclosure netting

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brassica enclosure netting
« on: January 31, 2014, 14:28 »
Hi Peeps, im going to start building our brassica enclosure and was wondering which netting to buy to make it butterfly safe, any ideas very welcome :)

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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 14:47 »
Debris netting from ebay
or veggiemesh
http://www.gardening-naturally.com/acatalog/Veggiemesh.html
or enviromesh from lots of places

I used to say anything with a hole size of 11mm or less, but saw them fold their wings to get through this size, so wouldn't recommend what's commonly sold as brassica netting  :(
« Last Edit: January 31, 2014, 14:49 by mumofstig »
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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 15:54 »
Debris netting from ebay
or veggiemesh
http://www.gardening-naturally.com/acatalog/Veggiemesh.html
or enviromesh from lots of places

I used to say anything with a hole size of 11mm or less, but saw them fold their wings to get through this size, so wouldn't recommend what's commonly sold as brassica netting  :(
Yes i agree debris netting from ebay or ask a scaffolding contractor they'll usually sell a bit if they have any spare
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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 17:11 »
If you want to pay more, Harrod Horticultural do lots of netting.

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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 18:37 »

I have found pond netting to be very good, but then I did "aquire" it for free :ohmy:

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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 18:46 »
I bought my net on line 3/4 years ago it has 6mm holes and measures out at 6 x 11 meters cost me 40 I've never had any problems with butterfly's getting through. Don't know what it would cost now.
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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 05:30 »
ive just got 50x2 mtrs of scaffold netting :)
has anyone got any plans on a simple frame with door which i could use for the enclosure ?

Daz

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Re: brassica enclosure netting
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 07:09 »
Some make high timber frames with a door, others make 2ft high frames with Velcro around the netting on the top so it can be removed for weeding, others use water pipe pushed into the ground others have it fixed to a timber frame so it can just be lifted  on the side to weed and gain access.

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