Tips from Sarah the Gardener
You’ve worked hard all summer in your garden and all the digging, weeding and watering has paid off and your lovingly tended plants are rewarding you with their harvest. An abundance of tomatoes, zucchinis that turn into marrows in the blink of an eye, pumpkins growing bigger by the day and crunchy carrots forming deep within the earth. There are so many delicious pleasures to be found throughout the garden.
However, you are not the only one anticipating the harvest. There are other creatures eyeing up, not only the crop, but the plants themselves. To ensure you get what you deserve, the garden can become a bit of a battlefield and it helps to know your enemy.
The top ten pests you are likely to find lurking in your garden are:
They love tender new growth or plants that are weak and struggling and will suck the life out of them. To make matters worse, ants can farm aphids and will therefore encourage them to feast upon your crops. It doesn’t take long for one to become many, so treat as soon as you spot them. Squishing, or a blast of the hose can easily dislodge a few, but a spray with the right product can take care of bigger problems.