vegetable gardeners, organic growers
and even professionals are finding out ...
How you can protect your
vegetables from insect attack, prevent damage from hail, wind, frost, birds and animals yet still grow strong healthy sprayfree food for your family.
GrowCover is a light weight, strong, long lasting insect and frost protection net for your vegetable garden plants. Your veggies will grow strong and healthy inside this protected enviroment.
It prevents damge caused by strong wind, rain, hail and frost. It protects from insects, birds and animals which also like to eat your fresh tasty home grown vegetables that delight your family and are the envy of your friends...
Use GrowCover insect and frost netting to cover hoop houses or cloches and give nature a helping hand.
We enlarged our veggie patch the next year and used for mature plants too. It helped to protect from birds at fruiting time and we grew many varieties of vegetables and herbs. saved our plants from damage by strong
winds, hail, light frost, birds, kangaroos, dogs, etc.
We experimented with various frames to support the insect netting, or just used it as a floating row cover.
We were so happy with the GrowCover insect netting that we wanted to let other gardeners know about it, even those who needed frost protection as well.So the idea of Veggiepatch was sown, and it's been growing well ever since.
GrowCover on line shop has a a range of GrowCover insect netting sizes and other garden products.
GrowCover 3 m wide on poly pipe hoops
Hoops made from PVC electrical conduit
is a versatile and durable insect netting
that also encourages the growth of strong and productive vegetables and herbs in the home garden
It creates a healthy micro-climate that nurtures your
plants in the good times and protects them
from the bad.
A hoop house is simple to build using poly reticulation pipe or
PVC electrical conduit. See our How to... page for other ideas for making frames
But why does it
work so well?
knows that vegetables grow better when damage from insects and bad weather is minimized. Frequently nature isn't too helpful that way.
It is too hot, or too dry or too cold.
So plants have to struggle with often less than ideal climate conditions plus contend with insect pests as
But smoothes out all these problems because it creates a gentle
helps to retain moisture in the soil without causing excessive heat build up or condensation because it allows good air circulation. If the weather is cool or cold it helps retain
warmth in the soil so you can plant out earlier. It even protects against frost down to
So it is hardly
surprising that your vegetables grow so well.
This is what a recognised authority has to say...
Crops are vulnerable to many hazards
that can reduce the harvest or destroy
the crop entirely. One of these hazards
in Australia is the weather. Gardens in
southern and mountain areas may
experience frost that destroys young seedlings or flowers before fruit set. In hot
climates excessive heat may be hazardous
or in the tropical wet; it may be excessive
wind and rain. Other hazards include
birds, rabbits and other pests. The greatest
difficulty with all these hazards is that
their timing is unpredictable. The best
solution therefore is crop protection."
Fruit & Vegetable Gardening in Australia, Michael
Pollock (ed) Dorling Kindersley Australia 2006. p.43 .Published in association with
The Royal Horticultural Society
- promotes strong, healthy and vigorous seedling and plant growth
- creates a microclimate and reduces watering and evaporation loss
- is ideal for use with drip irrigation
- allows in air, rain and sunlight
- protects from most insects
- protects from strong winds and hail
- protects from light frost (up to –4oC)
- protects plants from birds, animals and insects
- has a low shade factor of < 18%
- resists tears and cuts
- is light and easy to handle
- can be used over many sorts of frames
- can be laid flat to promote seed germination
- is available in standard size packs and by the metre.
gardener can now confidently expect that their vegetables under will grow better, faster and be ready for harvest earlier.
Not only will you enjoy the freshness and excellent taste of
your own vegetables straight from the garden to the plate, but also
the knowledge that you are making a genuine contribution to the environment by reducing
Just think how many food miles are saved, to say nothing of the real
monetary savings. Veggie prices are rising to such an
extent that it is now economical for the supermarkets to import 'fresh'
vegetables from overseas!
home gardener you still have to give your plants healthy nutritious soil, sunlight, mulch and water. Drip irrigation works best with but you can water through the netting with a hose. You won't need to lift it except for weeding, harvesting or just for curiosity and that's easy to do.
is designed to
allow both rain and sunlight through yet allows free air movement
so that plants don't overheat. This is one of the reasons
plants are healthy and thrive under its protection. Birds
seem to find it hard to see
through so they don't even try to get at your tomatoes or fruit,
unlike ordinary netting.
We are so sure that will live up to our claims that we guarantee it - unconditionally. See below...
to move your ? Nothing could be easier even for gardeners
with restricted mobility. It is so light, only 43g to the
metre, yet the
tough too. It is knitted, not woven. Accidental small cuts do
run and the manufacturers claim a life of 5 years.
We bought our first piece of in 2005 and it is still in use in our garden and works as well as ever.
We are confident that you will be
very pleased by
insect netting makes, so get some today. In fact, we are so sure that you will love it we
give you an....
If you are not happy with Growcover or any other product we supply, for any reason,
just return it to us within 6 months and you will be refunded
the full price of the item.
GrowCover is a registered Australian Trade Mark