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Additional/fine netting over veg

joho
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We have netting over some of our veg but I think we need something even finer. Has anyone used net curtain? If so have you found anywhere that sells it by the roll, or in decent quantities?

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Jo
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  • twopenny
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    It's quite cheap to buy. Comes in lengths up to 96inches and as wide as you like in fabric/curtain shops.
    I haven't used it yet but have some saved in case. After watching cabbage whites squeeze through netting, work their way under this year maybe the one.

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  • Greenqueen_2
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    Yes, I have successfully used an old white net curtain. Pity it was so small it only covered half the crop of cabbages and the difference was noticeable.
  • MovingForwards
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    Get it from eBay and attach it with bulldog clips. 
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  • littlemoney
    littlemoney Posts: 788 Forumite
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    edited 28 June 2022 at 9:27PM
    I got some net cutains from freecycle. Two were very large, must have been from patio doors. Unfortunately the new local foxes decided it was just the place to leave a solid mess on top. :(
  • theoretica
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    I use net curtain on soft fruit - less likely to entangle birds etc than coarser mesh.
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  • Woolsery
    Woolsery Posts: 1,535 Forumite
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    Some finer mesh will keep butterflies and larger insects out, but it needs to be really fine for flea beetles and carrot flies etc.
  • joho
    joho Posts: 4,604 Forumite
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    Thank you all for your comments. I'll buy/find some cheap/free curtains. Haven't managed to find anywhere that sells it by the roll.
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