What Is Garden Fleece And How Do I Use It?
March 12, 2022
What is Garden Fleece Garden Fleece?
Garden fleece is a crop/plant cover which will provide frost protection for tender plants and shrubs as well as protecting early potatoes. It is a uv stabilised, spun bonded fabric designed to protect plants from frost and to bring on early crops.
What is the Difference Between 17g and 30g Fleece?
This is the weight of the fabric, the higher the number the better the protection. 17g will protect down to minus 2/3 and 30g minus 5/6 degrees celcius. Technical information on garden fleece Water, light and air can all pass through the material.
Can I wash garden fleece?
Yes, it is machine washable on a "wool" cycle
How to Use Garden Fleece
Individual Shrub Protection
Wrap around the shrub and secure with string at the base of the plant.
In winter, 30g fleece may be fixed inside the glass to give a ‘double glazing’ effect. It is easy to secure, simple to remove and is re-usable. In Aluminium greenhouses it may be fixed to glazing bars using clips or double-sided sticky pads. In wooden greenhouses it may be fixed to the glazing bars using drawing pins or double-sided sticky pads.
Fleece may be used for overnight protection of bedding and other plants which are being ‘hardened off’.
Certain vegetable crops may be damaged by winter frosts, in particular cauliflower. Cover crops with 30g fleece during periods of cold weather. It should, however be removed during spells of mild wet weather. Secure with pegs and clips. Early Potatoes Early potatoes should be covered from planting, and the cover kept in place until there is no longer any risk of frost.
Re-use of fleece
If used with care, the material may be re-used several times.
Can I cut garden fleece?
It may be easily cut with sharp scissors. Storing garden fleece When not in use, store out of direct sunlight and in a vermin proof environment.