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Vegetable troubles

  • Cabbage Root Fly
    Place Cabbage Collars around the plants at planting time to inhibit egg laying by the root fly adults.

  • Carrot Root Fly
    Grow carrots completely enclosed 
    in a Cloche tent of Horticultural "fleece"
    for the duration of the crop 

  • Club Root
    Destroy affected plants and only
    plant in fresh ground each year.


  • Powdery Mildew
    Remove affected leaves, Water the plants well.Use Yellow Sulphur if attack is very severe.


  • Bean Chocolate Spot
    Feed well with a liquid plant food such as Miracle Grow 


  • Pea and Bean Weevil
    Grow completely enclosed 
    in a Cloche tent
    for the first few weeks of the crop if this pest is a problem 

  • Pea Moth
    Grow completely enclosed 
    in a Cloche tent for the first few weeks of the crop if this pest is a problem 


  • Pea Thrips
    Grow completely enclosed 
    in a Cloche tent 
    for the first few weeks of the crop if this pest is a problem.

  • Wireworm,Leatherjackets,Cutworms

    Remove by hand when digging or water the soil with 
    Supernemo nematodes that will kill the pests

  • Whitefly
    Rarely a problem but if a serious problem then spray with Organic SB Plant Invigorator .

  • Blackfly
    Rarely a problem but if a serious problem then Try the Organic product SB Plant Invigorator


    On Broad Beans, simply pick off the tips
    of the shoots when pests appear.


  • Slugs and Snails
    Apply Organic Slug Control 
    around the plants regularly,
    especially after rain.


  • Need more help? 
    We can recommend the excellent book
    The Vegetable and Herb Expert Book 
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