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Veg outgrowing cloches - Beginner

Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by REMO, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. REMO

    REMO Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi folks. Wonder if I can get some advice on this.

    To start me off this year, I've used a batch of the small cloches from the Factory Shop. The veg has outgrown them and I think I'm probably now stunting their growth.

    I'd take them off but we get a lot of visitors, night and day - rabbits/foxes. Is this something to worry about?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     

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    You need some bigger netting for sure as it is stunting them. Rabbits and foxes won't go for your courgette/marrow plant but the other brassicas (cabbage or kale or broccoli?) is a target for both pigeons and butterflies (which will lay eggs which turn into hungry caterpillars). You need to protect them from both of these pests.
     
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