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23/01/2014 at 10:09

I'm nearly ready to concrete my greenhouse base and now my thoughts are moving to spring and summer as I have all my materials for the base and erecting my green house ie my seals and clips are all bought water is on site.

 

So now my thoughts are shading and protecting my cabbages and kale and broccoli by the way of a cage or cloche would you use this material,if not could you recommend a different netting to use

here is the link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1M-X-50M-HEAVY-DUTY-WINDBREAK-SHADE-NETTING-GARDEN-FENCE-KNITTED-FABRIC/261138915670?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D286%26meid%3D4316837746015905160%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D261280303677%26

Clueless

23/01/2014 at 10:11
23/01/2014 at 10:49

What are you protecting the cabbages from James? I assume they for the open ground not the GH.

23/01/2014 at 10:56

Yes Nut I was going to use the same netting for green house and cloche in my raised beds

James

23/01/2014 at 11:01

Shade netting shades the greenhouse, you want something different to keep the cabbage whites off the veg. I don't grown brassicas but I'm sure someone else will tell you what to use. 

23/01/2014 at 11:11

so this netting is ok for greenhouse??

James

23/01/2014 at 11:18
23/01/2014 at 11:19

It doesn't say how much sun it stops. I don't think the one I got stops enough.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-50-GRADE-1M-X-50M-WINDBREAK-SHADE-NETTING/161126524534?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D74%26meid%3D4318067054577428405%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D1048%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D261138915670%26

This one says it stops 50%. Maybe that's too much for what you're growing but it would be what I'd use to shade my baby perennials if I buy some more.

I shall have to buy some more, the mice chewed the last lot and the holes were a bit too holey last summer

23/01/2014 at 11:49

I say's 55% shade on my last link nut.

how about Nixol Standard have you or anyone here used that ?

Clueless

 

23/01/2014 at 11:56

I've only used the one I didn't rate very highly James. 

55% sounds OK to me but listen to any veg growers that come in. My gardening is different.

23/01/2014 at 12:22

OK Nut

Big thank you, I've book marked you link in ebay

Clueless

23/01/2014 at 12:28

Have a look at these guys for crop protection http://www.gardening-naturally.com/

 

23/01/2014 at 13:45

thank you Fleurisa

Clueless

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