Protect Plants, Shade and Insulate Greenhouses with Garden Fleece

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Vegetables & Salad Crops
Cover the crop immediately after sowing or planting and secure the fleece on all sides. Preferably fold the edge to give a double layer and secure every 15m with Tri-Pegs, stones or timber.

Tender Plants and Shrubs
These should be loosely wrapped and secured with string if a frost is forecast. It is preferable to use Envirofleece 30g for this purpose for added insulation.

In the Greenhouse
Loosely drape the material over sensitive plants if there is a risk of frost. If the frost forecast is severe a double layer may be used.

Seed Trays and Cuttings
These may be covered continuously which will help prevent moisture loss and aid propagation.

Reseeding Lawns
When reseeding, cover with fleece immediately after sowing. This protects against small birds and conserves moisture, giving quicker and more even germination.

When to Remove
Crops should not remain covered for more than six to eight weeks. Potatoes may be covered until the danger of frost has past. If the crops depend on insects for pollination it should be removed during flowering.

Cucumbers, melons and courgettes will benefit from long term covering with fleece as they appreciate a more humid environment.

When the fleece is removed the plants may suffer 'shock'. T minimise this remove the cover only during mild conditions, not during periods of bright sunlight or low temperatures.

Reuse
The fleece may be washed at a low temperature using a mild detergent.

Envirofleece Green
This green fleece is a strong lightweight material ideal for providing light shade or insulation in the greenhouse without condensation problems. Also ideal for protecting tender shrubs. It is warmer and stronger than standard fleece and the green colouration is less obstructive than white.

Simple to install, simple to remove, machine washable and re-usable.

In aluminium greenhouses it may be fixed to the inside of the glazing bars using clips or double sided sticky pads.

In wooden greenhouses it may be fixed to the inside of the glazing bars using drawing pins or double-sided sticky pads.

If additional shading is required a double layer may be used or a second piece may be laid directly over the plants. It may be used in a similar way over winter to provide insulation. The nature of the material means that it will not cause condensation problems.

Shrub Protection
Envirofleece Green is the ideal material for protection of tender shrubs against frost damage. For example, Camelia should be covered during cold frosty weather.

The material may be pegged down using Agralan Tri-Pegs or it may be secured by tying round loosely with string. It is recommended that the cover be removed during periods of mild, wet weather.

Other Uses
Envirofleece Green may also be used in floristry displays. It is lightweight and does not stain when water is applied

Machine washable at low temperature

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Author: Julie Brandreth
www.gardening-naturally.com

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