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What is the best all purpose insect netting for an allotment, one which will be a barrier for onion and leek attacking insects? There is a 0.33mm mesh on the market but it blocks 20% of sunlight and presumably rain too. Is that too much for good growth?


  • I like to use Enviromesh   It doenst block rain or light   lasts for approz 10 years and you can wash it in the washing machine lol    google it image

  • Sheila 5Sheila 5 Posts: 51
    Thanks Susan. That's useful. Do you know the mesh size? Does it prevent onion fly?
  • ColinAColinA Posts: 343

    Hi Sheila 5

    I bought a net from Harrod Horticultural 3 years ago to stop carrot fly and it works a treat. It is 10 mtrs by 2 mtrs white in colour it does stop 20% of light but allows rain and air through, They also do an extra fine mesh if required.

  • Sheila 5Sheila 5 Posts: 51
    Thanks Colin, that's really helpful.
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