Looks like plastic, made from plants. 100% biodegradable insect net.
And just because it’s plastic-free doesn’t mean it’s low quality, either.
- Protects against the smallest pests - very fine 0.85 mm mesh size, including aphids, leafminers, cabbage white butterfly and carrot root fly
- Also protects against mild frosts, heavy rain and wind
- Minimal disruption to light and air – extremely high 88% light penetration and high airflow
- Won’t fray when cut – due to high-quality weaved manufacturing process
- Lasts at least 3 years, compostable after use
Because Andermatt Home and Garden are fully committed to sustainability, we’ve made sure it comes in recyclable paper packaging, too.
Arrives as a single large piece of fabric 2.1 by 5.0 metres, can be easily cut to size.
Traditional plastic nets are made from petroleum. These take hundreds of years to degrade in landfill, are potentially harmful to wildlife once discarded, and leach toxins into the soil. Now gardeners can easily protect their plants without plastic using InsectoNet.
When is best to use?
Apply to plants after planting or sowing up until harvest.
Time of use depends on plant and pest.
Do not use during flowering period for plants which require pollination.
The problem: Flies, butterflies and moths are often attracted to fruit and vegetable plants to lay eggs which hatch into devastating pests. If adults are kept away from plants, they cannot lay eggs. Using a fine net prevents egg laying and therefore the need to control feeding pests.
The product: Finally, you can effectively net your fruit and vegetables without plastic! Biodegradable, this netting is revolutionary. It looks and feels just like a plastic net, but is made from plants.
The fine structure (0.85 mm mesh) protects against a range of pests, including cabbage root fly, carrot fly, onion fly, cabbage white butterfly, pea moth, leek moth, cutworm, thrips, whitefly, leaf miners and many species of aphid (greenfly and blackfly).
- Plastic-free - made from plants
- Fine mesh protects against many pests
- High light penetration (88%) ensures growth is unaffected
It lasts for at least 3 years and biodegrades after use.
How to use: After sowing or planting, lay the net over the plants to be protected. Allow for some excess material (approximately 15 cm width) running down the centre of the net. This will be needed for the net to move as the plants grow. Fasten down all four sides of the net with soil, stones or pegs (not included). For plants which require pollination, InsectoNet should be removed during this period to allow pollinators (e.g. bees) access. At the end of the season, dry net and store away from light.
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Packaging size: 23 x 32 x 11 cm. 400g.
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