Raised bed covers

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Raised bed covers
« on: January 31, 2012, 21:47 »
I inherited this raised bed (8ft x 4ft) with the hoops in place but with no cover. I would like to replace it. I have asked a couple of other plot holders who have no idea where it was purchased.

Could anyone give me any advice on where I might get one please.
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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 21:56 »
Probably debris (scaffolders) netting.  We sell it in our lotty shop so you might find other lotty associations also sell it.  Go for the widest width you can find.
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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 22:03 »
Those beds look just like mine. :ohmy:  Debris netting is good but it depends what you want to plant in the bed.  Some veg need pollinators, some just need protection from birds/butterflies.
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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 22:56 »
Thank you for your replies.

I had thought of using it as a greenhouse to start things off, but I can start things off in greenhouse at home. So it would be used for brassicas or carrots and parsnips. So debris netting would be a good idea. Thanks

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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 07:12 »
Cheap enough on ebay  :D
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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 07:47 »
Debris netting is the way to go. Lasts - well I think forever cause I've not replaced any yet. Washed mine last year - hung on line - dry in 10 mins. Perfect!

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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 11:42 »

Kleftiwallah by name.   .   .   .Go to a carpet wharehouse, they have carpets delivered inside large pieces of plastic sheeting.  It goes into the skip so batter your eyelids at the manager.   :ohmy:   Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 12:10 »
That stuff is useless.

It's not UVI, goes brittle quickly and makes a mess of your plot.
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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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 12:18 »
Thanks for your comments. I've decided to go with debris netting because I can start things of at home in the greenhouse. I'm going to buy enough to do two of the raised beds which I'm using for brassicas and carrots/parsnips.  As Sunshine said 'it's cheap enough on ebay'.   Need to get some more hoops for the other bed.

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Re: Raised bed covers
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 12:21 »
 Need to get some more hoops for the other bed.

Blue water pipe is the way to go. Not too expensive and you can make the height & length to suit:




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