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What needs netting on the allotment


 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: What needs netting on the allotment Reply with quote

What veg should be cover with netting on the alltoment to keep insects away.
I have a role of enviromesh.

Here is what I wiil have:

Raspberries
Ruhbarb
Potatoes
Onions
Leeks
Carrots
Garlic
Kale
Spinach
Broccili
Cauliflower
Butternut Squash
Cabbage
Beans & peas
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhubarb onions leeks garlic will not need nets against insects but rabbits like onions leeks and small amounts of garlic
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it necessary to have netting covering cabbage,brocolli & cauliflower?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No nozebleed not that I know off but last year most of my crop got wiped out by some type of root fly.
I started noticing the smell of maggots around the plants, I know the smell from fishing with them. Had a quick root around and they were every where.
I just ripped up some table cloths afterwards and wrapped them around the stems of what was left, I held tham down with some stones and this seemed to sort out the little buggers. I planted 4 types of collies, sprouts and broccs and only ended up with one of each

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone with an allotment where there is a threat from rabbits might best be advised to net everything. I speak from bitter experience. If possible I'd go so far as to recommend the addition of a Berlin type wall surrounding the whole plot and the instillation of some anti-tank weapons at strategic locations.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definately net your brassicas if I were you, cauli, cabbage, kale, broccoli or the dreaded caterpillars will devastate them.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

You should proably put netting up to keep pigeons away from your kale, cauliflower and cabbage if they are a problem in your area. They devasted all my kale, cauliflower, cabbage, sprouts, broccolli and swede last year.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I agree with seedling. Net the brassicas and leave the nets up! my savoy cabbage that I was looking forward to was eaten by pigeons in January eventhough it was quite mature and usually safe from pigeons at this stage. The ground was covered with snow for so long that they resorted to mature cabbage which normally would be safe from them at that stage
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