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Netpro build protective structures to mitigate frost damage. We carry a range of frost cover options – suitable for both home gardeners and commercial growers.
During the day, soil collects heat, whilst overnight soil loses heat. Covers trap the warmth of the soil, keeping warmer air down close around the plant, thus preventing the rapid surface cooling conducive to frost formation. Additionally then, the cover, rather than the plant, becomes the surface on which the moisture freezes.
It’s common practice to cover frost-sensitive plants, using anything from old baskets and boxes, to bed-sheets, curtains, vinyl and plastic, shade-cloth and hessian (burlap) cloth.
A commercially available cover is Frost-Cloth or Horticultural Fleece, a light, breathable fabric made from spun-bonded polypropylene or poly-ethylene.
Frost-cloth is light enough to be laid on top of plants, but is as effective over hoops or trellis. Ensure the frost-cloth is securely anchored and sealed where it meets the ground. This holds soil-warmth around the plant, and prevent breezes from removing the cloth.
No frost-cloth, is completely impermeable to heat loss. Eventually, over a run of cold overcast days, soil/air-temperature will drop under the cloth. We recommend that on the first sunny day, the covers are folded back, allowing soil and mulch to collect warmth again.
Frost-cloth will not harm plants if it remains on for extended periods of time as it will provide a warm, light-filled and sheltered micro-climate for sensitive plants to flourish.
favour frost-hardy varieties, and place sensitive plants near rocks,walls, or slopes in the garden. The cold air cannot pool around them.
temporary covers over susceptible and stationery plants are very effective – if done correctly.
sometimes even completely covering low-growing plants with a light cover such as straw or leaves.
harvest early, many fruits continue to ripen indoors. Leaves and fruit can be preserved in many ways
move pot-plants under shelter, verandahs, near walls or overhangs.
PROTECTION FROM FROST
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Vege Net is a very light net with small apertures. It is designed to be laid directly on top of growing plants or a light trellis. Which to use; Fruit-fly Net or Vege-Net? Both nets exclude fruit fly. Vege Net is a static net, where as fruit fly net is stretchy and requires a supporting structure. Vege net can exclude Fruit-fly, as long as it is effectively sealed along the ground (use weights such as bricks, sandbags, filled water-bottles, timber, soil).
Vege Net will provide some shade and will reduce evaporation, which is ideal for starting off small seedlings. Not only will Vege Net exclude insects, it can also exclude snails and large slugs.
Vege Net is available as a gift pack, retail pack or on rolls.
Recommended for insect exclusion, fruit-fly protection, crop protection, bird exclusion, garden netting, reduction o f evaporation and transpiration, microclimate adjustments, shade, and reduction of sunburn. Fruit-fly Net or Vege-Net? Both nets exclude fruit fly. Vege Net is a static net, where as Fruit Fly Net is stretchy and requires a supporting structure.
Fruit Fly Net will provide some shade and will reduce evaporation, which is ideal for starting off small seedlings. Not only will Fruit Fly Net exclude insects, it can also exclude snails and large slugs.
Permanent Bird protection structures can use a simple but durable bird-netting, designed with wide spans, allowing minimal use of internal poles in the supporting structure.
If non-permanent bird protection is more suitable, NetPro stocks the standard Vineyard Throw-over nets in a range of widths.