Saturday, September 19, 2015

Veggie Garden Covers

I feel like in the last 12 months we haven't had many veggies growing but particularly when I planted seedlings and within a few days the garden was empty and I can only assume the possums had their dinner every night in my garden.   I knew I needed some sort of cover however I didn't want to spend a lot of money so off we went to Bunnings and found the perfect system.  I system I bought comes with poles, clips and a big net called the "Crop Cage".  There are two different sizes in terms of netting and how many poles you get.  I bought the $49 one which did 2 square veggie gardens (8 poles in each...4 upright and 4 across the top) and I just cut my net into thirds.  My net was 3.6mt but there is also a 2.4m so make sure you read which one you pick up as some people can put them back on the shelf in the wrong spot.  The net stretches easily so what may look like the net is only half way to the ground can be pulled really easily.  I have one pole left out of this lot so I just need to get a few more for my 3rd veggie box.  I'm so pleased with this system because I just didn't know what to do about the seedlings being eaten and this way it also keeps the chickens out as well and with a hot summer around the corner they might have a little bit of diffused light so won't burn.