Any natural methods to protect your growing veg. from attack from bugs? Our cauliflowers were eaten
after just one night out!?
Cauliflower and other cabbage family veggies are commonly eaten by the cabbage worm a green caterpillar. It blends in perfectly with the foliage and is hard to see. Your best defense is a natural occuring bacteria that is deadly to them but harmless to us. It is BT (bacillus thuringensis). Available in concentrate form, it can be easily mixed with wayer and put in a hand spray bottle. It is an organic control.
What I like to do when trying to thwart off pests is planting garlic, Marigolds, and onions within my "prime" veggies. These are very repulsive to MANY insects.
I don't know what they are but you plant other plants around your plants that ward off the pests that are eating your veggies!
These other plants usually encourage insects and other preditors that then eat your problem pests.
I know that beer in bowls bureid up to the lip encourages slugs to drown, & roasted crushed egg shells also deter the snails and slugs.
Try an organic grow your own veg site, sure it will have all the answers!!
Hope this was of some use!
Surround your plants with sharp stones and broken shells. Slugs have trouble getting past any thing sharp. Obviously the use of broken glass is not recommended unless you have tight control of your environment. To protect against any green fly and other airborne bugs; finely chop a bulb of garlic and add it to a hand held spray / mister, fill with water and give it a good shake once or twice a day and spray your plants last thing at night or first thing in the morning but a good hour before your plants take on any direct sunlight as water droplets can act as a minifying glass and burn your leaves. The spray will become more potent as each day passes so don't expect instant results. Also another good natural repellant to add to your spray is chilli, fresh or dried flakes, again use over time to get gradual results.
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