One of the simplest and cheapest ways we can get things growing in our vegetable beds in the Spring is by offering the seedlings and seeds some protection
You can cover your bed with cloches made of either glass or plastic but that can be expensive a far cheaper alternative is Horticultural fleece
Fleece will warn the soil especially in raised beds and keep off a couple of degrees of frost while allowing light and water through while forming a physical barrier to stop birds, rabbits and deer from eating the young seedlings
By excluding the wind it stops delicate seedlings from dying out and allows quicker establishment of roots
Fleece can be left on for the life of some crops and the fine mesh types are perfect for stopping carrot rootfly
You can get differing weights of Horticultural fleece the finest is less than 50p to £2.50 for heaver gauge per metre
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