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  • Micro mesh pest and wind barrier
  • micro mesh comes with bamboo supports included

Micromesh Pest and Wind Barrier

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29.95

In a nutshell....

A pest and wind barrier for the garden made from high quality micromesh netting.

Pest & Wind Barrier For The Ultimate Plant Protection

Protect vegetables from the carrot fly and other pests with the Micromesh pest and wind barrier.  The tightly woven mesh comes complete with bamboo canes for support posts. Micromesh offers the best wind protection as well and acts as a wind barrier for young or less established plants. It will also keep cats and dogs off your crops and gives great protection from a major garden enemy, the wind. Wind can be very damaging to growing plants especially strong gusts. This micro mesh helps stop light winds that you encounter in gardens but still allows plenty of life giving light to those growing vegetables and other garden plants. This pack contains 4 metres x 70 centimetres of micromesh.

Prevent Carrot Fly & Other Pests With Micro-Mesh

Carrot fly mesh - ‚Ä®Super little net particularly useful as protection against the scourge of carrot fly and insects as well as larger pests such as cats and dogs. The adult fly doesn’t fly higher than about 2ft so this portable screen offers significant protection against this very common garden pest. It is a perfect insect barrier stopping many different insects as well as the dreaded carrot fly that may set up home and invade your plants.

 

Also a very helpful barrier against wind. Wind can be very damaging to growing plants especially strong gusts. This micro mesh helps stop light winds that you encounter in gardens but still allows plenty of life giving light to those growing vegetables and other garden plants.

Carrot root fly is the most common pest affecting carrots and parsnips and other related plants like parsley and celery. The carrot fly is a small black fly which lays its eggs in May-June or August September around the base of the carrot. When the eggs hatch the maggots tunnel into the roots making them unusable and finally causing them to rot. The maggots will enter the whole root vegetable and leave it full of holes  allowing bacteria and other organisms to enter and spread throughout the vegetable making it totally unusable for anything. If caught in it's very early stages, the affected parts of the vegetable may be able to be cut away and the rest used if only for animal feeding.

The carrot fly is attracted by the smell of the foliage which is particularly strong when you thin carrot seedlings. It is a good idea to try to sow your carrots as close as you can to the required spacings to avoid thinning as much as possible. You will have to do some thinning but try to do this on a windy day so the smell of the bruised foliage is carried away. Make sure not to leave thinnings near the plants but dispose of them away from the vegetable garden.

Even checking these vegetables has to be done with care as too much disturbance of the foliage or the soil around the vegetable can release the scent into the air attracting these pests. So the only way is to form a protective barrier around the vegetables to protect them, which will then allow you to work around your growing carrots with confidence that you aren't endangering your crop. The planting of strong smelling masking plants like onion and chives around your carrot beds is also a very good tried and tested idea, and other companion planting like surrounding your vegetable plots with Marigolds and similar plants which will attract Hover flies that will attack and eat any pest species that are attracted to your vegetables is also recommended. 

When growing vegetables or just general gardening you’ll find insects feeding on your plants will be one of your biggest headaches. Not only do they damage the plants but also cause secondary problems like introducing disease and making your crops more susceptible to rot.  It is a constant battle and large amounts of expensive chemicals are used by gardeners and farmers to control the carrot fly and other insect pest problems. Preventing pests from attacking is far better than trying to kill the pests after they have attacked your plants. By using this micro mesh you are saving many times over because you may not need chemicals and this mesh can be used over and over again.  This means it is healthier for you, your pocket and the environment.

By using a 3 pronged approach of scent masking plants, pest predator attracting plants and pest barrier systems such as this micro mesh, then your growing carrots and other vegetables could be fairly safe from insect pests without the use of chemicals.

Dimensions: 4m x 70cm  (11ft x 2ft3in).

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PadraicBourke
October 15th, 2018
served its purpose
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Asked By Terry
on March 11th, 2021
Hi, does this have an opening for easy access? Or do you need to climb over?
Answered by Niall
on March 11th, 2021
Hi Terry Personally i just step over it but if you put it in the ground with the last two posts at the point where you are most likely to access. Then it is easy just to pull one out when accessing and close behind you Niall Quickcrop
Asked By David Madden
on March 08th, 2021
Would this work as a fence around a whole allotment? Like shown in the picture but on a bigger scale!
Answered by Niall
on March 09th, 2021
Hi David Yes you could definitely use it for that and it will have the added advantage of protecting against carrot root fly Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Tom Symon
on August 07th, 2016
We live in the country and rabbits are our biggest enemy. Will this protect against those determined herbivores?
Answered by Andrew
on August 08th, 2016
Hi Tom. Yes it will provided you have it buried in to the ground around the edges. There is no way that Rabbits can get through this netting even if they tried. However getting under it might be your issue. There is also a great product for keeping them off called Graziers. Have a look at this.

Important Delivery & Stock Information 

 

Delivery Times

Delivery times had been impacted earlier in the year with the increase in online shopping putting immense strain on all couriers. Thankfully we are almost back to normal. 

Please allow 2-3 working days for delivery.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience which may have been caused due to Covid-19 and very much appreciate your patience during this time. 

Standard Quickcrop deliveries only €3.95.

Standard delivery €3.95 - Our standard delivery rate is €3.95 and covers all goods except raised beds and some selected heavy items. €3.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of items ordered.

Allotment raised beds €5.95 - Allotment style raised beds carry a delivery of €5.95 per complete order. €5.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of allotment raised beds or additional items ordered.

Premier/Deluxe raised beds €9.95 - Premier or Deluxe raised beds carry a delivery of €9.95 per complete order. €9.95 is the total delivery price irrespective of the number of raised beds or additional items ordered.

Bulky Items €9.95 - Some large items (e.g. compost bins) carry a delivery charge of €9.95. Any items that carry the large item surcharge will be clearly marked on the product page.

Will there be any extra charges? There are no customs fees. Occasionally an additional delivery charge may be incurred when preorder items are ordered along with items for immediate delivery. Preorder items include  bulbs, seed potatoes, garlic, onions, bare root stock etc. 

European deliveries outside Ireland
We also deliver to the UK and other European countries, please see our delivery rates below. Our flat delivery rate is an absolute bargain and is far cheaper than any of our competitors, please take this into account when comparing product prices.

Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the island of Ireland, the U.K., Austria, Benelux Countries, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:

€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us at support@quickcrop.com for details)

€14.95 - Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland.

How long does it take?
Stock permitting we aim to dispatch your goods within 2 working days of receiving your order. The average time taken from order to delivery is 2-3 days for Irish orders, 3-5 days for UK orders, and 8-10 working days for other European destinations.

What If I'm not in at time of delivery?
The driver will leave a note with the depot contact number. Delivery can be arranged for the next day or a later date.

I'm ordering several items, do they all arrive at the same time?
All items dispatched at the same time will normally be delivered in one delivery. The exceptions are bulk bags of soil or compost which comes in a separate delivery using a different delivery company. Seedlings will be dispatched directly from our tunnels.

What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office at support@quickcrop.com and we will arrange collection and refund or replacement of faulty or damaged goods.

If you wish to return goods for any reason other than damaged or faulty items please return the item to us at the following address and we will issue a refund minus the delivery charge. Goods must be undamaged and in their original packaging. Please take care when parceling returned goods to ensure it reaches us in good condition.

Our returns address is: Quickcrop ltd., Unit 4, Ballymote Industrial Estate, Ballymote, Co.Sligo.

 

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