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flea beetleFlea Beetle

Adult flea beetles are very tiny, just 2-3mm (1/10 inch) long. They're black, brown, or bronze sometimes with stripes and with enlarged hind legs. They jump like fleas when they're disturbed. The larvae live in the soil and are thin, white, legless grubs with brown heads.

Leek RustLeek Rust

Leek rust is a very common fungal disease of leeks, but also can affect onions, garlic and chives. The fungus causes bright orange, raised spots, pustules on leaves.

Powdery MildewPowdery Mildew

 What is Mildew?
Powdery mildew is a fungal disease of the foliage, stems and occasionally flowers and in very severe cases even the fruit are effect by a superficial fungal growth that covers the surface of the plant.  But what can we do about this disease?

Making Insecticidal SoapMaking Insecticidal Soap

A great way of getting rid of soft bodied insects like aphids and black fly without harmful chemicals, also due to the hature of this spry if used carefully there is virtually no risk to bees and other useful polinators!

Potato & Tomato BlightPotato & Tomato Blight

Potato and tomato blight is a disease caused by a fungus-like organism which spreads rapidly in the foliage and tubers or fruit of potatoes and tomatoes in wet weather, causing collapse and decay.  Once you have it, it is pretty much game over for the infected plant, so how do we limit its effect.....

WirewormWireworm

 What are wireworms?
A They are the grubs or larvae of click beetles, sometimes known as skipjacks. Although there are 60 or so species of click beetles, only five species (Agriotes obscurus, A. sputator, A. lineatus,
Athous haemorrhoidalis and Ctenicera) are troublesome to gardeners.

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