How I Grow Veges Organically in Crates

by Janet S
(Canterbury Kent England)

Stock photo of a fleece cover - they work very well

Stock photo of a fleece cover - they work very well

Hello everyone

l'm new to this site so l thought l'd post a note about how l manage my small veggie growing efforts organically.
l grow everything in raised removal crates and cover each crate with mesh bags that have a pull tight rope at the bottom which are secured with a pull toggle so the insects cannot get to my precious veggies. There are only 2 of us here so l can grow enough fruit and veg and salad to last us all summer and usually have a few gluts of dwarf beans and leeks etc that l can store in the freezer for use in the winter time too. l've had very good results with this protected growing and at the end of the season l wash the mesh bags and mend any tears etc ready for the spring. l grow my lettuces in a cold frame so they are protected too. l've even grown melons in my greenhouse :)

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Oct 08, 2010
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lt works a treat
by: Janet S Canterbury Kent UK

This has been the second year l've used this covering method of growing my vegetables and salad items and this year l may have to make a few repairs to the mesh covers !! l put bamboo canes in the crates to allow room for taller things like dwarf beans and brussle sprouts stalks to grow..and the high winds we've had this last month have caused the canes to poke through at the top. Not a difficult job to repair tho and then they'll go in the washing machine ready for use next year. Well worth buying these covers tho as l've not had one single plant ruined by insects or slugs etc. enabling me to get great results without using one single insect repellant anywhere.
Janet S.

Sep 17, 2010
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Very Helpful, Thanks!!
by: Andrea Peloso

This is a great idea - row cover works fantastically on veg. An innovative way of doing this with pots!

Thanks, I will use this!

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