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#16 Gary Burnett OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2010 - 02:02 PM

I use Mustard Greens as a cover crop late Fall and over Winter tilled under in the Spring,no bugs like to hang around where Mustard was grown.Also for Moles,Voles etc plant Castor Beans they'll kill them off.
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Posted May 10, 2010 - 02:49 PM

Here's a few things I have learned about garden pests:

frequent tilling - a good tilling in the fall and a good tilling in the spring

ideal if you can rotate garden spots this gives you a chance to work on weeds and bugs. If you can't rotate garden spots alternate crops, don't plant the same thing in the same place every year.

Are the bugs eating the plants off at ground level or underground. Ground level is probably cut worms...collars around bedding plant stems (i use foil) or straw around new seedlings.
If it is undergound my guess is maggots. In the garden chemical aisle you'll find something to get 'em, some kind of powder you sprinkle in trench before seeding.

hope this helps :canada: