Monday, July 13, 2009

Organic Gardening Devices to Fight Plant Pests

Organic Gardening Devices to Fight Plant Pests

Here's a couple organic gardening devices and implements used for fighting plant pests.

The first and most useful is the covered frame. It consists usually of a wooden box, some eighteen inches to two feet square and about eight high, covered with glass, protecting cloth, mosquito netting or mosquito wire. You can also just create row covers or even just drape see through cloth over the beds.

This method also has the additional advantage of retaining heat and protecting from cold, making it possible by their use to plant earlier than is otherwise safe. They are used extensively in getting an extra early and safe start with cucumbers, melons and the other vine vegetables.

Simpler devices for protecting newly-set plants, such as tomatoes or cabbage, from the cut-worm, are stiff, tin, cardboard or tar paper collars, which are made several inches high and large enough to be put around the stem and penetrate an inch or so into the soil.

Happy gardening,
--Greg

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