I last post I described our establishment concept where planting of the vole desirable trees and shrubs occurs in nätkorgar galvanized putsnät. We've built well over 100 nätkorgar late last year and start getting into a good technique now. The network we use is that said mesh size 12,7 mm. Larger than that, vole probably get through. We purchase online at 25 m long rolls and to cut it on a workbench. On the bench we have made instructions for different pot sizes, so we do not need to measure the length of each time. Nätkorgarna usually have 15-25% larger diameter than the pot plant stand in:
The height of nätkorgarna varies, but we want them to be around 5 cm deeper than the root system and that they will stick up above the ground with at least 5 cm. heights 25-30 cm is usually adequate for most smaller trees and bushes.
To cut online, we use a metal shears. Then you can cut several wires simultaneously. With practice, you can very quickly this way. We usually make three nätkorgar at the same time. The slightly narrower fourth row (the far right in the picture) we make the bottoms of the latter.
It is important that the baskets are provided with a bottom. Otherwise vole burrow under the trees and access to the roots that way.
To assemble the baskets and attach the bottom part we use a small pair of pliers (eltång). We turn thread ends (as well be provided as long as possible during the cutting) to fasten the various parts. It's good to do it pretty well, so that there will be gaps in the basket when filled with soil at planting.
Planting plants in nätkorgar differs little from conventional planting. More on that in the next post.