Pest & disease remedies

Organic Weed Control

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 11:42am

PHIL DUDMAN shares somes tips for controlling weeds without using poisons.

Miracle Molasses

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 10:39am

Molasses makes a handy addition to any gardener’s pest control kit. You can use it to manage chewing pests like caterpillars as well as root knot nematodes. PHIL DUDMAN describes how.

Snails love seedlings

Snail Alert

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 2:36pm

Recent rains in many parts of the country have helped to unleash a stampede of snails. PHIL DUDMAN looks at some simple organic controls to help protect your crops from these marauding invaders....

Herbs and alcohol can be used to make a tincture to treat head lice.

Bug battles

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 10:19am

Whether it’s mozzies, flies or cockroaches, humans are constantly plagued by insect pests. LINDA COCKBURN heads to the garden to find some simple plant-based repellents.

Cabbage White Butterfly Larvae

Caterpillar Alert!

Tue, 27/04/2010 - 4:17pm

Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower and Asian greens are popular cool season crops that can all fall victims to hungry caterpillars. PHIL DUDMAN has some easy organic solutions.

Citrus Leafminer

Cure for Curly Citrus

Wed, 21/04/2010 - 6:59am

Wondering why your citrus leaves look so distorted and unhealthy? PHIL DUDMAN reveals the cause and a recipe to fix it.

Home Made Remedies

Wed, 17/02/2010 - 12:16pm

Home made remedies for controlling pests in the garden.Video Highlights from Gardening Australia, ABC TV. ABC1 Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 1.00pm.

Nematodes - nasty and nice

Fri, 18/12/2009 - 9:16am

It was a dawn operation. Everyone slept as I removed my spent tomato plants. I didn't shake soil from their roots as normal. Instead I carefully gathered the lot, sealed them in a plastic bag, and...