Pea netting?

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  1. mazambo

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    Hi everyone, hope this isn't a stupid question, I'm going to grow some sweet peas this year and I've been looking at pea and bean netting, I'm just wondering if there is a best size for the squares? It seems like 6" is the most popular is that the norm?
     
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    Hi,

    Depends on the quality /thickness of the P&B netting you are thinking of.

    For example Wilkos version is very thin and will probably give way under the weight of well grown Sweet Peas and will likely be damaged when you come to remove the old tangled growth at the end of the season.

    Have been using this type of 50/60mm mesh for about 5 years and it lasts well.
    Most garden places seem to stock it, a bit more expensive but it does last.
    Think with widest is 1 or 2 mtrs, but its easy enough to join pieces together with some flexible coated wire if you need a wide run.
    Just that when put up bare, it does look a bit heavy until they grow up.

    You could add some climbing Nastursions as they will do well late into the season as neglecting SP deadheading and watering will soon see them die off, leaving a lot of empty spaces.
    Same goes for the soil,. impove it as much as possible.

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      Thanks @ricky101 does it have a particular name or can you tell me where you get yours please.
       
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      Hi,

      Not aware of any specific name, most garden centers have a section where there are racks of loose netting and bubble wrap etc, you just buy it per meter in the width and length you need.

      Some diy places also sell it in prepacked lengths.
      Blooma Plastic Wire mesh fencing (L)5m (W)1m | DIY at B&Q
       
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