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    The thing is - I've never had to protect lettuce and beetroot from flying pests - its the slugs and snails that do the damage and no amount of netting will stop those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    What are mossy nets made from? Or even lace curtains?
    I suspect polyethylene for both. Probably not UV stabilised though as the glass in the windows filter out UV light

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    Sorry about the late response I'm really not on the web that much at the moment.

    Just an update on this.

    I feel it turned out well.

    I managed to source some 6mm steel from a metalworks, these are not stainless and will rust, but I am expecting them to maintain their integrity for at least 2 years despite this.

    They are £2 each and 3m long.

    I am able to achieve a much better span and height than with conventional kits, and it will be especially easy to get at the area to maintain it. What you see is purple kale and cabbage. The netting is old garden netting and works well enough at the moment although I will be upgrading this netting to the UV netting I mentioned earlier over the next 12-18months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    The thing is - I've never had to protect lettuce and beetroot from flying pests - its the slugs and snails that do the damage and no amount of netting will stop those.
    The site I am on is surrounded by smaller nesting birds that peck holes in the leaves of beetroot, sparrows especially.

    Slugs have not paid much interest to my beetroot although they destroyed all my kohl rabi last year.

    I think pests are site specific and there is not really a hard and fast rule.
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