Pests & diseases in the garden happen! Don’t let this keep you out of your garden.
Sometimes life happens and you neglect your garden (despite your best intentions). When you return, you might not like what you see, but the longer you wait to start gardening again, the more pests, diseases and dead plants you’re going to find. So just get back in there and start gardening again! Here’s how…
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Thanks for video. On the rat issue I don’t know if you are aware of a new style of rat trap that is in use downunder here in Australia and New Zealand. I found it very effective and eco friendly and easy to use as you don’t have to keep resetting it. Its called an A24 rat and mouse trap and here it is made and supplied by Goodnature. If you Google it you will find it and there are some video clips on Youtube. The only downside is that it is a bit expensive but it should last a long time as it is well made and engineered.
It sounds like your soil may be out of balance. Maybe have it tested to see what kind of microorganisms you have. Consider an inoculum of beneficial bacteria, fungi, and nematodes to take care of the bad guys. Check out Dr. Elaine Ingham, she is the foremost authority on soil microbiology.
Hi Stacy, I did your free online gardening summit a few months ago. I started everything from seeds in my garage greenhouse… followed your advise with lots of compost( homemade and from the nursery. I’ve been planting my seedlings over the last couple months and my garden is really flourishing. I’m harvesting lots lettuce, kale, Bok Choy, Rainbow chard, and radishes every week… and my snap peas and sugar peas are taking off. With zucchini , cucumbers and tomatoes recently planted. I’m trying to keep any old leaves trimmed off and harvest regularly. So far not much pest problem. I learned so much much from you and my garden looks better than it ever has!!! Thank you!!!
Good to help plants
Hi Stacey thanks a lot for your sincere sugestions about how plants get pests and diseases as any living creature and the most important not to let oneself down or judge…..the good news is that garden is a learning life school and that always we can find solutions to thrive. By the way I had also fungus in my Tomatos and I made one liter ofnatural pesticide with 200ml of skimed milk, a teaspoon with bicarbonato sódico for human use and water 800ml. And it seemed it’s working Thanks a lot for sharing your videos and knowledge. Gonzalo from Madrid, Spain
My cauliflower flowerets have separated & some growing longer thanthe others. only one plant looks normal. Have yet to read & try to find out. the broccoli are doing fine