SEVERAL growers on the St Julians Allotment site have recommended this – thanks Alan and Wally – so it would be remiss of me not to pass it on.
The GrowGrid is a semi-permeable weed control membrane that will drastically cut the time spent weeding your plot – nothing new there I hear you cry.
However, unlike the type gardeners familiar with that requires hours spent spacing and cutting holes for your seedlings only to find the membrane unravels as you work, GrowGrid mats come with the holes perfectly pre-cut thanks to a heat sealing process that keeps the fibres together.
The product is the work of Irish chef Eoin Flaherty, who got sick of all the time spent weeding – and presumably cutting holes in weed suppressant – and decided to come up with a solution.
The mats come in three different sizes, 1.5m x 2.2m, 1.5m x4m and 16m x 2m, and four different spacings to suit a variety of different crops ranging from herbs and brassicas to root veg and fruit.