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NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,789

Forgetting frost which of these require fleece at the initial stage of growing to protect from pigeons etc

Carrots

Parsnips

Peas

Spring Onions

Runner Beans

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,339

    I don't use fleece on any of those to stop pigeons.

    It won't stop mice eating the peas.

    It should stop carrot fly from infesting your carrots.

    The main problem I have with wood pigeons is with brassicas. I use  Nets and dangling CD,s.

     

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,789

    Thanks Verdun

    Sometime ago you gave me advice on sowing carots and parsnips in a conical hole produced by using a ametal pipe which I am about to implement

    ? Does the sieved soil remain loose or does it become compacted

    ? Could I use compost and FBB in the holes

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,789

    Sowed as suggested in separate holes and my neighbour has given me some of his saved seeds from last year to sow normally so we can compare results

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,789

    Verdun...you say

    Fleece for peas for pea moth at flowering time

    Pardon my ignorance but does that mean I chuck fleece over the peas when they begin flowering please

    Thank you

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