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Veggiemesh Garden Netting Insect Mesh

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VEGGIEMESH

Garden Netting for Vegetables

As low as £2.97 £2.47 Regular Price £2.97
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This garden netting insect mesh will keep insect pests off your crops, Veggiemesh has small holes which stop insects from eating your crops. Lay directly over your crop, hoops or cages.


Which insects does Veggiemesh® keep out?


Veggiemesh® will keep out a wide range of garden pests including cabbage root fly, carrot fly, cabbage white butterfly, pea moth, leek moth, cutworm, onion fly and many species of aphids. If you have flea beetle, leaf miner or whitefly you may need to Veggiemesh®  Ultrafine as the holes are smaller.


What other benefits are there to using Veggiemesh?


Veggiemesh will also protect your crops from mild frosts, wind, hail and heavy rain


Will Veggiemesh® allow bees to pollinate?


Vegetables may be covered all year round, from planting right up until harvest. If you are growing fruit, just lift the netting during flowering if the crop depends on pollination by bees.


Where can I use Veggiemesh®?


Veggiemesh® is light enough so it can be laid directly over your crops but also works perfectly over any garden hoops and garden cages.


Please note, that if you are laying the mesh directly over the crop, allow enough slack for the growth. Once the netting has been draped over, bury the edges or use netting pegs and clips, ensuring there are no gaps.

Cover plants or seeds immediately after planting or sowing (ensure plants are free from insect pests) and leave covered until harvest. Always allow enough slack for the plants to grow, the edges can be buried or secured with pegs ensuring there are no gaps.


Watering/Feeding: Just water and feed through the netting.


Cutting: Veggiemesh® can be cut with scissors or a hot knife.


Care: Veggiemesh® can be washed on a "wool" cycle in the washing machine. It should last at least 10 years.


Note: Remove during flowering if crops depend on pollination by bees.

Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, turnips, swedes, radish, carrot, parsnip, celery, spinach, parsley, onions, leeks, peas, lettuce and all types of oriental vegetables. Strawberries, raspberries and currants.


Veggiemesh will keep out the following pests: Carrot fly, cabbage white butterfly, pea moth, cutworm, leek moth and many species of aphids.

Veggiemesh FAQs


If I buy by the running metre how will it arrive?


Buying by the running metre allows you to purchase the exact length required. If you order 'by the metre' it will come in one length folded, not beautifully, but folded.It does work out cheaper to buy our veggiemesh pack sizes.


What are Aphids?


Aphids are small insects that feed off sap. Most aphids get their sap from vegetation, shoots, and flowers. However, some directly feed from the roots. 


It is possible to see aphid colonies on plants and vegetables. If left unprotected by something such as Veggiemesh®, then aphids can stunt the growth of vegetables and other plants.


How to get rid of aphids?


It is possible to spray aphids off plants with water, but this is not a good option if the infestation has already taken hold, or your vegetables are very young.


This will likely result in the aphids coming back and may also be too late, as they probably will have already done the damage to your crop by the time you’ve seen them.


Far better to protect your vegetables with Veggiemesh® insect mesh, as this will provide a longer-term solution.


What is a cabbage white butterfly?


The cabbage white butterfly is a white butterfly with small black markings on their wings. The larger cabbage white butterfly will lay their eggs in batches on the leaves of brassica.


What do cabbage white butterflies eat?


While the adults will not do any damage do vegetables, like cabbages. The larvae of the cabbage white butterfly will feed and damage plants. If left unprotected the cabbage white butterfly can destroy entire brassica yields.


How to stop cabbage white butterflies?


Aside from removing the eggs by hand, which can be difficult to spot, the best way to prevent cabbage white butterflies from laying eggs on your cabbages is to protect them with Veggiemesh®.


Veggiemesh® insect netting will prevent the cabbage white butterfly from laying eggs on any of your brassicas, whilst still allowing air and sunlight to reach the crops.

Mesh size:1.35mm


Light passage: 90%  


Air passage: 95%.


Weight: approx. 55gms/sq. m


Yarn Thickness: 0.24mm

When ordering just nematodes, delivery is free of charge.
For all other items, we will either charge £4.98 for standard items, £6.99 for large items and £14.99 for oversized items.
The correct delivery charge will be applied in the checkout.
*some additional charges can be applied for larger and heavier items to highlands and islands.

Need help with your netting size?

Put the height of the cage, tunnel or vegetable plot (crop height for plots) then the width and the length, then just hit calculate.

Result (Width and Length) : 13m X 12m