Ligaya Gardening Tips #1 Bug bait

We often get asked for gardening tips, so have decided to do a weekly post describing things we do to keep our garden going well with bugger all effort.
I’ll collate them on this page.
Here’s this week’s…
beautiful flowers can be a deadly trap
beautiful flowers can be a deadly trap

Vegetable plants can be very useful even after we’ve eaten the good bits.

Letting them go to flower and seed is an excellent way to lure pest insects and concentrate them in one place for easy elimination.

The beautiful Pak Choy flowers in the pic above are a deadly lure for for the little pests in the pic below…

Aphids will go for the first bit of food

an Aphid massacre in the making

All I need to do is pinch off the flowering stem with the bugs on and feed them to the chooks.

That said… my preferred option would have been to take it a step further and use the aphids to attract lacewings and ladybugs but there’s not a lot around at this very moment.

Some weeds such as Sow Thistle, which is around at the moment make amazingly effective bug traps and leaving them around the edges of the garden can lure pests before they get to your prized Brassicas.

Use what you’ve got to stay one step ahead of the bugs to help you avoid the use of poisons on your garden. Sometimes it takes a bit of thinking but I reckon it’s a better way.

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