VEGETABLE GARDENING - Knowledgebase Question

JACKSONVILLE, Fl
Question by tim_f_pearso
March 20, 2009
I HAVE PLANTED, BASIL, CILANTRO, SNOW PEAS, BOK CHOI, CORIANDER AND LONG BEANS. HOW AND WHAT DO I USE TO KEEP THE VEGGIES FREE OF BUGS? THANK YOU.


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Answer from NGA
March 20, 2009

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There is no pesticide that will eliminate all insect pests in your garden so I can't recommend anything. Usually when a population of bad bugs builds in a veggie garden, beneficial insects show up to do them in. Flying insects pollinate the flowers. Without them, you will have no peas or beans. Since you are growing edibles, I would be very careful about applying insecticides. You can usually spray bugs off with water from the hose or handpick them if you find any while you are walking through your garden. Hope you have a bountiful harvest!

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