Protecting my seedlings.

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drummerboy

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Protecting my seedlings.
« on: June 06, 2007, 00:18 »
I only got my plot the other month & have spent most of my time clearing it! Since I missed the chance to grow seedling under cover I have been sowing broccali, beetroot & runnerbeans direct from seed. Should I cover the area with fleece or netting to protect the seedlings from birds etc?  :?

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Re: Protecting my seedlings.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 07:52 »
Quote from: "drummerboy"
I only got my plot the other month & have spent most of my time clearing it! Since I missed the chance to grow seedling under cover I have been sowing broccali, beetroot & runnerbeans direct from seed. Should I cover the area with fleece or netting to protect the seedlings from birds etc?  :?


My experience only.......

Broccoli - yes, yes & yes.

Beetroot - don't bother

Runner beans - birds don't bother, but need slug protection.

DD
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Protecting my seedlings.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 18:42 »
Cheers DD

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 19:26 »
I would protect beetroot as mine have been badly attacked by the birds and seedlings pulled out

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Protecting my seedlings.
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 20:46 »
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I would protect beetroot as mine have been badly attacked by the birds and seedlings pulled out


Never had a problem and we are plagued with pigeons.

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 22:34 »
It's sparrows that keep eating my lettuce and beetroot :evil:

Pigeons not a problem



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