Pests, Diseases & Weeds

Grafting tomatoes

The hard graft

July 2014

Grafting your favourite tomato onto pest-resistant root stock will help eradicate tomato disease, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Sweetly scented pennyroyal

Pennyroyal and ants

February 2014

Pennyroyal, says PENNY WOODWARD, helps to control ants and other pests.

Pear and cherry slug and damage

Pear and cherry slug

December 2013

Keep your eyes open for this nasty surprise says PENNY WOODWARD

mango leaf, scale, pests

Home-made pest remedies

December 2013

Combat scale insects on mango trees with these home-made remedies, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Chefs hop to it

November 2013

Grasshoppers are on the menu as insect-eating catches on, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Cucumber Pollination

How to succeed with cucurbits

September 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to get a bumper harvest from your spring planting of pumpkins, melons, zucchini and other cucurbits.

Chinese celery

Beneficial insect-attracting plants

July 2013

In the Sept-Oct issue of Organic Gardener magazine, in Natural Solutions, we referred to a full list of beneficial insect-attracting plants grown by JERRY COLEBY-WILLIAMS at his home, ‘Bellis’ in Brisbane. Here they are!

 

Lime whitewash

Lime-based whitewash

May 2013

In the July/August 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, including cutting an old tree back severely if needed. He also mentions that painting the trunk for protection is important. Here is Phil’s explanation of how to make a whitewash for this purpose.

How to control ants organically

May 2013

Ants can be a real nuisance inside the home, but there’s no need to use highly toxic insecticides to control them, writes PHIL DUDMAN. Read on for some simple organic ant control strategies.

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