The Insects & Organic Gardening app is much more than just a listing of insects that you’ll find in the garden. We have sections here on soils, plants, planting guide, projects we have done, pest control, crop damage and more.
We’re revisiting the area we prepared for planting cauliflowers and cabbages. You can see the sugarloaf cabbages are forming up nicely with some already harvested.
Here we’re having a look back at the shallots we planted where you will see that after just a couple of days they are standing up straight & looking strong.
Here is some organic garlic that we planted around 3 months earlier. The garlic is looking absolutely brilliant and there is almost a 100% strike rate and not missing any plants at all.
Short video showing the larvae which is what does all the damage on your fig trees.
We managed to get a short video of a wasp parasitising caterpillar eggs, the wasp lays her eggs in the egg sack & when they hatch the caterpillar eggs provide a ready food source.
This is what the mealy bug destroyer looks like, they are usually very difficult to film as they are very active.
Shows planting techniques for shallots & leeks, separation of seedlings and explains the reasons why.
This video shows how ants farm the scale & actively guard them, however they are adding an extra layer of protection here.
Here we have the cluster caterpillars just hatching, so many of them at once so no wonder the do lots of damage.
The preparation of the soil is vital to healthy growth & getting a good crop.