Présentation de l'éditeur
Growing organic vegetables successfully depends on not only an understanding of organic planting & growing methods - such as Companion Planting - but also a good grasp of the techniques used to control pests and disease.
After putting a lot of time, effort and cash into growing good healthy pollution-free vegetables; just how on earth do you protect them from the predations of insects and disease without using poisonous chemical sprays?
In this book, James focuses on a good selection of both the destructive and the beneficial insects that you may encounter in your vegetable garden.
List of Destructive Pests:
This is a list of 20 destructive insect pests that you do not want to encourage in to your veggie patch. Includes brief descriptions and pictures for many of them to help with identification.
List of Beneficial Insects:
It is important to understand that many species of insects are in fact beneficial for the garden, as they help with destructive insect control and pollination of the plants. Here James has included a short-list of ten beneficial insects, including pictures and brief descriptions.
First Step - prevention:
How to take steps right from the beginning, to ensure the minimal effort when it comes to protecting your maturing crops later in the season, from insect and disease control.
Second Step - Seek & Destroy!
This is a complete list of solutions to counter the ravages of destructive insects.
DIY Sprays & Solutions:
A selection of DIY sprays that you can make that will control most - if not all- pests as well as help protect against fungal attack like powdery mildew.
A short collection of store-bought pest control remedies.
Popular pest-eating birds that can be extremely beneficial in controlling insects.
Insect Beating Plants:
Companion Planting techniques are an integral part of organic pest control. This is a short-list of great herbs and flowering plants to have around your organic garden.
A basic introduction to making good compost, assuring you of goodhealthy plants more able to withstand the ravages of mould and insectattack.
More ideas for discouraging insects and slugs from your veggie patch