Recent content by Meran

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    Question Can anyone help with this pest? (Identification / control)

    Just a little update on this. I ended up having no Eco Oil on hand, but had some Neem Oil, so I gave that a go, and it seemed to work well on the larvae. I manually squashed adults as I found them, and sprayed when I saw larvae on the leaves, and it has been controlling them well. I'll keep that...
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    Question Can anyone help with this pest? (Identification / control)

    Yeah that looks like it. Interesting that I've never seen them in any Cucurbit plant I've grown though. I'm giving the Eco Oil a try, and see how that goes. Manually squashing them is too much to keep up with. The vermicompost use mentioned in that Wikipedia article is interesting, I'll give...
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    Question Can anyone help with this pest? (Identification / control)

    Hello. Every time I try to grow Cape Gooseberries (which I absolutely love), this beetle appears in spring/summer and devours the plant. I've had the same problems in two different properties, and I've never seen the beetle on anything else. The second photo is the larvae stage. Which are...
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    Veg Showcase Tomoto - Yellow Cherry

    Yes I saw that. I was just planting tomato seeds yesterday for planting in the cooler weather, both cherry (yellow and red) and larger varieties. I was hoping the cherry tomatoes would fare better in summer, and they're getting a decent amount now that I'm bagging them, but I was away for 5...
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    Veg Showcase Tomoto - Yellow Cherry

    I wish the fruit fly around my place were that fussy, they attack my cherry tomatoes quite happily. I have both red and yellow growing at the moment, any that I don't bag get stung.