An abundant vegetable garden is a beautiful thing. Keeping garden pests at bay can be a real challenge for gardeners. The clever gardener knows producing great vegetables is part art and part science. Here we look at a few ways you can make your vegetable garden pest control and the envy of your neighbourhood.
No one method works in isolation. Rather, you should think of these hints as a suite of measures you can take to help keep your garden pest-free. To begin with, the position is key. Find a patch of earth that's well-drained and sunny. Lots of fungal infections and pests like moisture and damp. Keeping your garden well-drained, dry and ventilated is a great first step.
Think about what you are going to plant. Tomatoes will thrive in Florida's warmth but do less well in New Jersey. Equally, if stink bugs are common in your part of the world, your tomatoes may suffer.
While there are some chemical sprays and baits that will deter most pests, most gardeners prefer a holistic approach that incorporates both chemical and natural pest control methods.