Not keen on using chemicals in the war against the pests in your garden? Here are some tips that work!
Greenfly/Aphids :- Garlic crushed and steeped in water – one clove to a gallon of water (4.5ltrs). Sieve/strain the liquid or else your sprayer will become blocked! Spray over veg or flowers if you don’t mind the smell!
Flea beetles :- on rocket, radishes and brassicas. Leave mint stalks or leaves amongst the plants – cover with environmesh works better!!
Caterpillars on brassicas :– Teaspoon of salt added to a gallon of warm water to dissolve it works. Caterpillars hate salt!
Slugs and Snails :– Oatmeal spread around plants, they eat it and gorge to death!
Beer traps :– not too much in the sunken pots, they love it, so save some for yourself though!!
Couch Grass :- a really deeply rooted troublesome weed. Plant or sow tomato plants in your patch of couch grass, the couch grass dies out and you get tomatoes!
Blanket weed in a pond :- buy a cheap hairbrush and tie to a long handle or bamboo cane. Then push the brush into the blanket weed, twist and pull out, do this gently though!
I’m sure you have many more anecdotes and stories. Do let me know by leaving your comments below …
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