Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Growing vegetables through mypex


 
Most Recent Posts can anyone identify this
Last post: Sue Deacon
...What did you do Today...
Last post: Sue Deacon
Garlic problem
Last post: Greengage
funny
Last post: ponddigger
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Seedling
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 28 Feb 2011
Posts: 31
Location: Cork

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Growing vegetables through mypex Reply with quote

Hi All

I was wondering if anyone has any experience growing veg through mypex? (the plastic breathable membrane that allows moisture through)

I am thinking of doing this to cut down the weeding in my allotment which is 12 x 7.5 metres. The veg I was thinking of sowing through it are sweetcorn, cabbage, broccolli, sprouts, kale, cauliflower, peas, beans, courgette, pumkins and butternut squash.

The soil in the allotment drains fairly well.

Any advice anyone please?

Thanks
Conor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I have used it many years ago by preparing the ground first then covering the ground with mypex that I put small Circular holes burned by a gas blow lamp at pre-determined intervals and planted the plants through these holes. I have never sown seeds through mypex.
michael brenock Horticultural advisor (retired)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Seedling
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 28 Feb 2011
Posts: 31
Location: Cork

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael

I was a bit worried that it might provide a nice breeding ground for slugs or have some other nasty side effect.

I'll go ahead and use it now

Thanks

Conor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Seedling
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 28 Feb 2011
Posts: 31
Location: Cork

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael

I was a bit worried that it might provide a nice breeding ground for slugs or have some other nasty side effect.

I'll go ahead and use it now

Thanks

Conor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sharonl
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 24 Mar 2009
Posts: 69
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it on the allotment to grow transplants through. Just cut an x in the fabric and plant through it. Brilliant stuff, really helped with the weeding, don't know how we managed the first year or two without it, while some weeds did germinated underneath, there weren't enough to interfere with the plants and what did germinate was quite weak. I use it for all my brassicas, and while I haven't used it with onion sets yet I have heard of a good few people who have used it with great success. Sure you have to leave something, there'd be nothing to do if you didn't have a little bit of weeding!! Surprised
_________________
Sharon
www.plot103.blogspot.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sirpsycho
Rank attained: Pedunculate oak tree


Joined: 15 Mar 2010
Posts: 341
Location: Stamullen, Co Meath

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my 2nd year on my allotment and I swear by this stuff. I didnt use enough last year but I'll be using it more this year. Last year i used it for onions, sweet corn and strawberries. Works a treat. Especially good for onions I believe, I only had one onion bolt and I bet it's down to the mypex. The slugs kept away from it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)