Eight Acres - the blog — pests

Neem oil for insect control

Nov 26 2012 0 Comments Tags: herbs, natural cattle care, neem oil, parasites, pests

A natural alternative to synthetic chemicals in insecticides.

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Slug Wars

Dec 27 2010 0 Comments Tags: garden, pests, vegetables

I mentioned in my last post that my garden is currently a slug habitat.  With all the wet weather in Queensland this summer we have perfect conditions for slugs and its got so bad now that I can’t plant any seeds directly in the garden as any new shoots are eaten as soon as they appear.

eight acres: battling slugs in my garden, a few strategies that I've tried
bean seedling attempting to grow

eight acres: battling slugs in my garden, a few strategies that I've tried
silver beet full of slug holes (still ok to eat though)
We have chickens and a dog...

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