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How to Identify and Control Spider Mites

How to Identify and Control Spider Mites

It was the start of September and I excitedly sowed my bean seeds.  They sprouted and grew well but just as they started to flower they began to show signs of what I thought was nutrient deficiency.  They had pale mottling across their leaves and lacklustre growth, which didn’t abate with the application of liquid fertilisers so I went in for further examination.  A close look revealed little tiny rust coloured speck like bugs.  Once again I had to refer to my gardening books and the internet, I found the tiny little blighters were in fact spider mites.

How to Catch Earwigs that are Eating Your Garden

How to Catch Earwigs that are Eating Your Garden

So, you’ve noticed chewed holes in the leaves of your vegetables consisting of fairly small bite marks that create large ragged holes, but no silvery snail trails. You may have earwigs. Here’s how to identify and trap earwigs in an eco friendly manner.