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Using insect netting on a raised bed


 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:14 pm    Post subject: Using insect netting on a raised bed Reply with quote

Does anyone know the best way to anchor netting over raised beds?

Second question - the beds are wooden and surrounded by stone paths. I 'm going to build a wooden frame over them to support the netting - what height should I make the frames over and above the bed?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Using insect netting on a raised bed Reply with quote

Yorky wrote:
Does anyone know the best way to anchor netting over raised beds?

Second question - the beds are wooden and surrounded by stone paths. I 'm going to build a wooden frame over them to support the netting - what height should I make the frames over and above the bed?


1. To anchor netting on my beds I use plastic pegs bought in the garden section of Atlantic Homecare but they are available in many garden centres. These black or green pegs are easily pushed into the soil, and more importantly, easily removed when you want to work on the bed. I think this last point is important. If the netting is fixed too securely it will deter you getting at the bed to weed, thin, clean etc.
2. I suppose it depends on what you are growing. I find about four feet sufficient. At this height the netting will be well above all but the tallest vegetables (eg corn) and will enable you to work easily inside. If the netting is too low it is difficult to work underneath it.
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