Sunday, 26 May 2013

revealed ... campaign to control creep crawlies

 
 
In mr digandweed's eyes, a piece of wood is an opportunity to make something, so when our anniversary arbour was delivered in a large wooden crate, there seemed endless possibilities for the leftover wooden packaging.
 
One plan being an idea to control the creepy crawlies that attacked my salad crops last year ( mainly flea beetle which left tiny holes all over the rocket).
 
 
Thursday's D.I.Y resulted in this -





A framework covered with netting to fit over one of the raised beds.
Sun and water allowed in BUT no bugs!
Fingers crossed that it works!




 

8 comments:

  1. Your garden always looks so orderly and immaculate! I wish mine did ;)

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  2. Hi there! Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a sweet comment.

    I do like the idea of a frame with a net on top though have to admit I've pretty much given up with flea beetle. I really should do something about the wretched carrot fly though- I can't remember the last time I managed to grow a decent carrot.

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    1. This year I am growing carrots for the first time - hoping for the best!

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  3. Great idea and hope it does the job. Could Mr D&W fashion something which will stop the Boo here trampling the not yet established plants in my border?

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  4. I love it that your family all have nicknames. One day, we will grow more of our own food, but for now, sprouting seeds, growing herbs from seed and making yoghurt is as far as I've got.

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    1. Hello. Thanks for dropping by. I am quite new to growing veggies. Sometimes it goes wrong, but it's good fun!

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