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…
Shopping for a Polytunnel or Greenhouse? No problem, Kitchen Garden has a great selection to help you find the perfect cover.
With the development of new polythene covers it is possible to grow all kinds of crops and exotic plants in a Polytunnel, so it’s no surprise that these structures are gardeners’ first choice for growing undercover.
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.
We are all aware of the increasing need to incorporate areas for wildlife in our gardens and green spaces for the greater good and this needn’t be a choice between having a wild, nettle laden area or maintained lawns and borders. You can provide for wildlife in all ways including vegetable patches as the benefit gardeners can gain from sharing…
Here are our favourite gardening products for June, chosen for their quality, effectiveness and value for money
SLUG X – SLUG TRAP
Made from recycled polypropylene, this Slug X trap attracts slug and snails with beer as bait. It has three ‘drowning’ wells and is portable – it does not need to be semi-buried.
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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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