Does anyone know the best way to anchor insect netting over raised beds?
The beds are wooden and surrounded by stone paths.
Second question I 'm going to build a wooden frame over them to
support the netting - what height should I make the frames over and
above the bed?
Thanks in advance.
Sounds like a lot of work to me.. Why not use some 1/2 inch pvc or
wire hoops, and just bury the edges in a few inches of soil at the
edge of your box? The material is secured by running cord over the
hoops. If you have high winds, roll the sides 2-3 times over a 2x4.
Generally you'll want the material to cover your crops but not be too
restrictive, so the height will depend on what you are growing. Maybe
12-18 inches for lettuce, much taller for broccoli.
In a similar sort of set up (but with wood chip mulched paths) I keep my
bird netting and gauze curtains in place by using old boards/tomato
stakes/bricks to hold the covering in place.
It obviously depends on what is growing under the cover. If it's sweet corn
it'd have to be at least 6 ft tall.
I use 8 guarge fencing wire to hold mine up. I shove it into the ground and
it forms a natural hoop because of how it comes off the roll. I have
various leanths that when not in use are stuffed into the wire fence for
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