3/4 Bird Netting to Keep out pickleworm moths? Borers?
I saw this on a Hawaii forum (about the pickleworms) and wonder if that really is viable.
The claim is bees can get in and do their job but the pickeworm moth is kept out by the netting. I am kind of skeptical....and certainly you would have to keep growing tips/flowers away from the mesh which I could do with a frame.
The idea is attractive to me just because I worry about humidity build up under row covers in the hot, humid, SE.
I have Spinosad and am trying BT now but it is still a real fight. They have gone after all my curcubit flowers with a vengance (the pickleworms...the borers seem a little easier to keep at bay but even there I have had some get into my trellised pumpkin vines a foot off the ground)...If I could avoid weekly application of "chemicals" even organic, that would be desirable.
The row covers could work at night for the pickleworms but if the bird netting could work and fucntion during the day for the borers that would be sweet.