snails

Snails getting out of hand

Snails getting out of hand? One solution is to lay down grit – many gritty substances make effective snail repellents. Gritty substances will prevent them from crossing over the barrier to get to the plants. Crushed eggshells, sand or diatomaceous earth sprinkled around plants that the garden snails seem to prefer will deter and eventually […]

flu

Colds and Flu

Colds and Flu The time to treat a cold is when you don’t have it! Prevention is always better than cure. However the same herbs that keep colds and flu at bay, will also help you get rid of it faster. Sage is a traditional remedy of long standing for soothing sore throats as it […]

Milk

A Glass of Milk for your Garden

A Glass of Milk for your Garden Some organic gardeners have been using milk as a fungal control for decades, but it has only been in recent years that it has been looked at seriously as an effective and safe control of powdery mildew on some garden plants. University of Adelaide research is exploring its […]