In a nutshell....
A pest and wind barrier for the garden made from high quality micromesh netting.
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
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).
All our deliveries are only €3.95 no matter how many products we deliver anywhere in Ireland. For heavy items like ponds or furniture we charge only €9.95 per complete order. 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.
Heavy goods deliveries
For heavy furniture or pond deliveries we charge an extra €5.00 to our standard delivery rate. Our rates below are our standard rates, please add €5.00 for heavy goods. All delivery rates are automatically added to your order when you add a product to your cart.
Where do we deliver to?
We deliver nationwide to the island of Ireland, the U.K., Austria, Benelux Countries, France, Germany and Switzerland. Please see our delivery rates below:
€3.95 - The Island of Ireland
€12.95 - The United Kingdom (Highlands and Islands may incur a surcharge, please contact us on 353 1524 0884 for details)
€14.95 - Austria, Belguim, 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 and UK orders, and up to 8 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.
What if my parcel is damaged or I wish to return the goods I have ordered?
Contact our office on 01 524 0884 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 organise a refund. 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.
If you are unsure about any aspect of our delivery service we're always delighted to take your call in the office on: 01 524 0884
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