Good Organic Gardening

Things to do in FEBRUARY

COOL & TEMPERATE

VEGIES

Reduce mozzie numbers by regularly emptying water that’s collected in containers and the saucers under potted plants, which removes breeding grounds and so reduces numbers. Even pet water should be replenished daily to avoid it being used by mosquitoes to breed in.

Stay ahead of pests, diseases and weeds by inspecting plants daily and taking fast action if problems are seen. In particular, search for 28-spotted ladybirds and pumpkin beetles. These pests skeletonise leaves on squash, pumpkins, zucchini and their relatives. To control numbers and reduce damage, squash

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