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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
or this one link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271271739574
What are you protecting the cabbages from James? I assume they for the open ground not the GH.
Yes Nut I was going to use the same netting for green house and cloche in my raised beds
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.
so this netting is ok for greenhouse??
I have found this web site http://www.allplas.co.uk/acatalog/Shade_fabrics.html?gclid=CITKuc-VlLwCFeXKtAodAV8A6Q
It doesn't say how much sun it stops. I don't think the one I got stops enough.
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
I say's 55% shade on my last link nut.
how about Nixol Standard have you or anyone here used that ?
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.
Big thank you, I've book marked you link in ebay
Have a look at these guys for crop protection http://www.gardening-naturally.com/
thank you Fleurisa