Ask An Expert - Organic Gardening

Ask An Expert - Organic Gardening
Ask An Expert - Organic Gardening

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Theme: Organic gardening methods (including soil health, encouraging beneficial insects and birds to your garden as a form of natural pest control and why to avoid sprays and pesticides) What do rainforests, native bushland and desert oases have in common? They don’t need pesticides in order to thrive! And yet for some reason we’re always told that we need to use ‘pest control’ methods in our gardens. We’re advised to use sprays to kill aphids, put fungicides on our roses and scatter snail pellets around our lettuces. But what if none of that was really necessary?? In this session, I’ll be answering all of your questions about organic approaches to gardening based on my experiences in my own garden, which is totally pesticide- herbicide- and fungicide-free (and don’t worry, it’s not infested with anything!). Post your questions in the comments section below and I'll provide an answer during the live session. See you there !

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  • 1 month ago @Mary Jo Bellanca

    Last summer I had so many slaters eating my strawberries and tomatoes. This year I put all of the strawberries in separate self-watering troughs outside fo the main garden bed (which is a wicking bed.). What can I do to prevent them from eating my crop this year? Thanks!

  • 1 month ago @Helen Kitley

    How can I co-habit with a bandicoot - eg holes everywhere, can't use weed and feed on lawn or spray driveway weeds. Best murder method for aphids - especially black aphids on garlic. Thanks, Helen

  • 1 month ago @Holly Cooper

    Am overrun with earwigs. Can you help

  • 1 month ago @Iina Lohi

    Is 2am the right time?

  • 1 month ago @Jane Maher

    scale all over my aspidistra and my kentia palm. Kentia also has webby white stuff on it.

  • 1 month ago @Judith Manion

    I always end up with powdery mildew on my beans and peas which affects the development of bean or pea pods. How can I prevent this?

  • 1 month ago @Kelly Lamp

    Do you have any suggestions for coping with garden weevils please? They destroy so many of our plants each year! Thanks

  • 1 month ago @Kaitlyn Terpstra

    Any tips for a small garden where caterpillars keep decimating all the cabbage crops like broccoli and kale?

  • 1 month ago @Joanne Cody

    I keep getting an orange fungal infection I think on my calendula & chive leaves. Also had white patches on my asian greens. Can I treat my soil somehow to improve soil microbiology so that plants are healthy and/or treat affected leaves ?

  • 1 month ago @Sharon Burke

    What plants do you recommend to bring beneficial insects into my garden for Spring and Summer? Are there any homemade sprays or treatments that you recommend for pests at this time of year? What do you recommend we plant now and for summer? Thank you.

  • 1 month ago @Sue Galt

    My three tiered timber retaining wall in my garden is collapsing. Is there an easy way to replace the timber post supports without digging out all the soil?

  • 1 month ago @Gabriella Hont

    Did this event happen on Sunday 31st? I had booked but when I tried to join nothing happened.