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Pests & Diseases

Garden Pests

Vegetable Garden Pests Seeing your vegetable crops decimated by pests can be a very disheartening sight and it can happen seemingly overnight if proper preventative methods aren’t applied. Once the garden pest or pests have been identified you can go … Continue reading

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Diseases in the Vegetable Garden

Perfectly healthy plants can be affected by air, water or soil borne diseases at any time. Understanding the causes, identifying them early and taking effective action will help you establish and maintain a healthy vegetable garden. Anthracnose. This is a … Continue reading

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Recognising Common Garden Weeds – Annual Weeds

Common garden weeds are a large part of our gardens and need to be identified before they manage to sow seed and multiply. If you do keep a strict and thorough weeding regime and keep the spread of seed to … Continue reading

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Top Ten Garden Pests

The unwelcome garden visitors that come back every year. Here’s a rundown of who they are and how to send them away. Slugs. These garden molluscs, along with their close relative the snail, are one of the most elusive pests … Continue reading

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Can I compost blight affected potato plants?

Can potato plants with late blight be composted? If care is taken the answer is yes. Blight spores can only survive on living plant tissue, once the foliage has been cut it will die and so will the blight pathogen. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Potato Blight

I think I mentioned last week that haven’t been spending as much time as I should have in the vegetable garden due to the uninspiring weather we have been having lately. I had noticed on one of my brief inspection … Continue reading

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Cabbage Pest and Disease Control

Cabbage Pests & Diseases Cabbages and other brassicas have become a very important part of the vegetable garden in our climate. Different varieties of cabbages have been bred for productivity, size, and flavour over the years. However they are still … Continue reading

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Natural Slug Control – 25 Non Toxic Methods

Slug control is an on-going battle for us gardeners, and it seems that you are¬†never quite free of them. What makes them so formidable is that they are¬†hermaphroditic and their eggs can lay dormant in the soil for years. Slugs … Continue reading

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