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Enviromesh: Has Any One Used It To Protect Vegetable Seedlings/Plants?

02 Oct 2011
Cloudy 29°C / 85°F

I have been reading a lot about a product called “Enviromesh”, which is a row cover type made of a special material that is suppose to let the rain in, reduce the UV rays, and prohibit insects from landing on the plant itself. Its origin is in Great Brittan, but is sold on line by only a couple of US vendors.



I have used it for a couple of years now. In early spring it was used to cover planted out veg – lettuce, peas and herbs – 24hrs to begin with then just at night. Just gave a bit of cold protection and kept off the pigeons. Later I used it over newly planted out corn and squash until they were established.
In July, after erecting a new raised bed, I planted out brassicas and used Enviromesh to keep off the Cabbage Whites, for which it was entirely successful. However the holes are not small enough to keep out the Cabbage White Fly, but they don’t decimate the crop the way caterpillars do – I can put up with them. It also filtered the sun whilst the newbies were settling in.
In short I find it very useful. It is quite strong with a hemmed edge so doesn’t tear like fleece can and is heavier and less likely to blow away.

Posted on 02 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

Thank you for responding seeingreen. This information is useful. This is exactly what I needed. I am more comfortable purchasing this. Thanks again!

Posted on 02 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

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