As the gardening season ramps up, the pests can really become a problem. Use these tips to get a handle on natural garden pest control.
When I lived in Oregon I was able to grow huge, juicy strawberries that were loved by my family. The thing is, those strawberries were also loved by the slugs, and if I did not give them some protection, I would go out in the morning and all the berries would be half chewed.
It can be extremely frustrating!
No one wants to eat a slug chewed strawberry. I would combat them with diatomaceous earth – but it would wash away once the rain hit (it’s Oregon – we’re talking rain every day in the spring.)
Another trick that worked was placing bird netting over the beds, especially if I bunched it together instead of leaving holes that they could go through. The slugs had a hard time getting through the netting and that was a success.
Ultimately, the best way to get rid of slugs in your garden is to be diligent about hunting them down and killing them. Once I made the commitment to go out there every night for a week and hand pick slugs, their population reduces dramatically.
Sometimes you just have to get your hands dirty!
Topics in the Video
:06 – Welcome
1:12 – How to get rid of Mealybugs organically
2:36 – Rain and Peach trees
5:12 – Late Blight
9:42 – Fly Worms
11:46 – Cabbage Worms
14:12 – Slugs Eating Strawberries
16:55 – Fruit Flys
18:25 – Ants
24:38 – Vinegar and soil