Do I need to protect Carrots & Lettuce

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  1. Eden1

    Eden1 Gardener

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    I've had my first dabble at growing veg and planted Carrots & Lettuce just over a week ago. Do I need to cover them to protect from aphids and slugs?

    I saw this on amazon which looked perfect for my small veg patch?
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    Eden1 :)

    You can cover with fleece :) Cheap and effective:)

    Next spring you can use nematodes ......for slugs and others for pests in the soil.

    I sow carrots and immediately cover with fleece. Apart from lifting to thin them a couple of times keep carrots covered and this prevents the dreaded carrot fly.

    However for lettuce I simply check them for molluscs at night with a torch and pick them off.

    I have never found aphids to be a problem on crops in veg patch

    I made cloches for very early crops......10’ lengths of corrugated plastic sheets and wire hoops .....but fleece is very economical and effective
     
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