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Growing Vegetables Under Cover (page 1 of 4)

Vegetable plants often need protection from cold weather and persistent pests, particularly when they are young and most vulnerable. Being prepared with the appropriate equipment and protective covers is the best way to avoid losses.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Netting Over Young Plants Keeps Pests at Bay

Keeping Pests at Bay 

Netting supported on wire hoops prevents pigeons from feasting on young brassicas. A finer mesh will also keep out butterflies, whose eggs hatch into hungry caterpillars.

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Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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