Frost Protection Fleece: create your own micro climate for your gardens!
Frost fleece is used in commercial and market gardens to cover areas of planting and protect the plants underneath from the effects of pests, extreme winds and frost. Sometimes referred to as horticultural fleece it is made from Spunbonded (Non-woven) Polypropylene and is usually white in colour, incredibly light and warm to the touch.
Which weight do I need?
Ideal for gardens, provides essential protection.
protects from more damaging extremes of temperature.
Why use it?
It's main purpose is to allow a reasonable extension at both the start and end of the main growing season. It can also raise it's temperature by a few degrees to ensure that plants are protected from frost and wind damage. It can also promote early seeding and late harvesting of some flowers and vegetables.
When to use it?
Frost Fleece should be used prior to the first frost of the year and removed whenever the weather becomes unseasonably warm to prevent Botrytis and downy mildew. Ensure that every two weeks or so the fleece cover is removed and weeding and hoeing are completed as recommended.
Insect-pollinated crops such as strawberries and courgettes are unsuited to growing under crop covers during their flowering period.
How to secure it?
Most useful are garden fabric pegs, which can secure the fleece to the ground in most conditions. However if the ground is particularly boggy or the pegs are not holding, various other materials such as stones, bricks, small rocks, sand bags, compost bags and other may be used to keep in place.
May we also suggest folding the edges over by at least two inches for maximum peg holding.
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