Photo by jayneandd. We all want great tomatoes from our tomato plants, but often the plants are hit by diseases or pests and although some fruit develops wouldn’t it be nice to maximize the yield from each plant to get a killer crop, by curing the diseases or getting rid of the pests? The first
Tagetes are supposed to keep pests away, and that’s fine. But there are different types of tagetes and these are the tall ones. They have nearly taken over the raised beds so next year I’ll plant the short ones instead. They are beautiful though and draw a lot of butterflies into the garden.
Isn’t that a fine row of tagetes? No? Why not? They’re not in the picture? Hmm, must be the wrong row… Nope, it’s this one alright. I saved the seeds from the tagetes last year and put them here in this row, but there’s no sign of them this year. Now it’s unlikely that the
Killer slugs can be really hard on the vegetables. I’ve read that it’s not slug problem – it’s a duck problem. If there are too few ducks in the area the slug population will explode. It sure did in this area, and I’m not going to put out ducks, since the plot is located in