Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
I've now sorted my vegetable patch, and 'things' are beginning to grow there - yeehah! It's soooooooo exciting! Now for my next question - instead of using chemicals, etc, to get rid of nasties, what else can I use? Are there some natural deterents? I remember my Mum used to plant Marguerites to deter...? something! What else can I use? Do pots with beer inside really get rid of slugs? (A real problem for me). I think that garlic is a good deterent, ....but don't know what for! I've planted some anyway.
If I have to use bought chemical stuff, what's the best to choose? I've got mainly brassicas growing, with some potatoes, my green and runner beans and spinach are all in, but don't think I'll bother with tomatoes.
Do any of you clever gardeners out there have secret potions and methods that I could use please?
We have a cat and a dog.
Thanks so much for your help. Anne
- 5 May, 2009