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Vege- net inspiration with Charmaine

Varinia Sowden - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Charmaine has put together information on just how easy Vege net is to use in the garden

Vege netting is reusable organic and environmentally friendly. It is an ideal alternative to sprays  for the
exclusion of pests such as  snails and insects—including moths, grasshoppers, fruit-fly and birds are also deterred.
Whether it is draped over a garden or placed over a frame, vege net provides some protection from sun and wind, and because it breathes it creates a nurturing microclimate, retaining moisture and warmth.


 Netting can be wrapped and tied over individual pot-plants -

 use a wire hoop to give the plant some space to grow.

 Cap stakes with smooth items such as empty water bottles.









 Net will exclude snails from seedling boxes,

while providing a protected moist and shady microclimate

 for optimal seedling germination and growth.                                                


 A simple support of mesh-fence  2 to 3m long can prove an effective garden protector.
Twist the net and catch it under a tent-peg to hold it down.  Other methods of anchoring include laying down a star-picket or other type of stake along the edge; plastic bottles filled with water gentler on the net than bricks and rocks.   

 Vege net is versatile and light weight, I am inspired after her tips for greater success in the garden , I hope you are inspired as well.

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Bill Hatton - Rewards Group Ltd.

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Mark Chapman

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Mr Robert Channon - Robert Channon Wines

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Renato Andreatta - Granite Belt

"I think it has made all the difference to the quality of our product – it has saved us from bird attack and from hail damage." To date, Robert Channon Wines have won 23 trophies, 17 gold medals, 26 silver and 55 bronze medals since 2001."


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