A quick question: we have bee hives at our cooperative garden. What is the best way to control white butterflys and their caterpillars without harming the bees? We are trying to avoid using Derris Dust (i cant remember why). Any suggestions
Two years ago our strawberry plants were suffering badly from what I think it strawberry root weevil. I took all the plants up, dusted as much soil as possible from them, and replanted them in another part of the garden. They had one slow season but
We have the wonderful (?) opportunity to start from scratch in a reasonable sized backyard (its a rental and our landlord is keen for us to do sustainability stuff). At the moment it's mostly grass (and giant noxious weeds!! which we're gradually
Hi, I made some raised beds to grow veggies in out of untreated macrocarpa planks, because I didnt want any of those nasty chemicals leaching into the soil. However, I was wondering if there is any way of treating wood with out such nastiness. I thou
Our organic orchard orange tree (Valencia Orange from Koanga) is not looking too good.
It has been fed and watered but leaves are falling off, curling and
have a dark brown staining on their underneath. Fresh growth looks
healthy, but overall the tre
Hi, We're such novices it's embarrassing LOL! We would like to plant a passion fruit vine along the eastern fence of our yard, along with one or two deciduous fruit trees for privacy (and fruit, of course!). The fence is very low and it's a busy-ish
Hi, We've recently moved into a new (old) rental and together with the owner are wanting to turn the backyard, which is currently in a totaly state of disrepair and full of weeds, into a food-producing oasis! We will do chooks, vegies and fruit trees
Organic Gardening means this:
- to grow ones food without the aid of chemically derived fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides, pesticides, or any other manner of poisons.
- To grow ones food and herbs a more natural way.
- To use natural, time tes
....So this is a big one, and I'm sure we'll all have a variety of solutions for each one. Please add what you've tried and what has worked. Perhaps to keep this discussion organized, we can make a topic / reply of each pest / solution.
So you want to garden but lack the space to do so? You're not alone. Countless people in every city in the world either live in apartments, and thus lack a lawn to tear up, or live in condos or rental units where the yard is not theirs to do as they
Getting rid of lawns is one of my favorite activities....not that I dislike lawns,...there's just something indescribably satisfying about replacing a patch of grass with a patch of food or medicinal herbs
There are a number of ways to do this, but