Good Organic Gardening

Things to do in JULY

COOL & TEMPERATE

VEGIE PATCH

Pests and diseases take a break over winter but the cabbage white butterfly is about, as are snails and slugs. Handpick and squash any green caterpillars on brassicas then cover these crops with insect exclusion netting to prevent the adults laying more eggs.

In areas with wet winters also check for snails and slugs. Use traps such as saucers of beer to catch these slimy visitors. Also do a snail hunt by torchlight on wet evenings. Squash immediately, or dispose of snails and slugs of in a bucket of

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