Slugs and snails
Enemy number one for most vegetable growers, slugs and snails, love damp conditions and thrive in a warm, wet summer.
Crops affected: Virtually any crop –snails above ground, slugs both above and below soil level. Worst affected are brassicas, carrots, potatoes, seedlings.
Symptoms: Nibbled leaves and roots can be confused with other pests such as caterpillars. Look…
Nematodes are microscopic worms found naturally in the soil which can be applied to tackle different pests
To mark the 25th anniversary of Nemaslug, here are ten amazing things about nematodes:
· Nematode means ‘thread like’ in Greek. They were first identified in 1758 and there are around 25,000 known species, although there could be over a million.
Gardeners are being encouraged to look after hedgehogs this autumn as numbers continue to fall.
Outdoors experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.com have researched ways British hedgehogs can be supported in gardens as young hoglets emerge this year.
Last year hedgehog numbers stood at just one million, considerably lower than the 30 million recorded in the 1950s.
Yet helping young hedgehogs is not…
With an incredibly wet start to summer this year, there couldn’t be a more pressing time for gardeners to think about slug control.
Just as the season is heading towards its peak and your garden is filled with fresh and leafy harvests, the sudden downpour of rain sends an open invitation welcoming gastropods to feast on your crops.
The Kitchen Garden Magazine Podcast – packed full of hints, tips and advice from the team.
Is there an alternative to slug pellets? – We talk about controlling slugs naturally using Nemaslug Slug Killer, which contains natural nematodes that are effective at controlling slugs, but unlike chemical controls, are safe for children, pets, birds and wildlife. The nematodes in Nemaslug…
Slimy pests still find ways to munch on our crops, the RHS discovers. Subs Club subscribers, read on…
A study by the RHS has sadly found five popular remedies to be entirely ineffective in deterring slugs and snails. Copper tape, horticultural grit, pine bark mulch, wool pellets and eggshells were found to make no difference when applied around lettuces, with…
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