We are so very excited to host a visit to the Halifax Public Gardens for the Prince of Wales. To prepare for the visit I have been reviewing his book The Elements of Organic Gardening.
I want to let you all know about how we keep our greenhouse and garden plants as pesticide free as we are able.
I have been in many greenhouses where the permanent material (like our lemon tree) has been full of spider mites and ours suffered from sooty mold and scale.
Watering lightly only twice a week to keep evenly moist we were able to provide a healthy while cooler growing environment.
Watering with no fertilizer.
We increased the watering in mid April on sunny cool days.
Infested plants were treated with Neem Oil applications, Safers Soap.
Take a good look at the picture above. All of the sooty leaves fell off and were replaced by clean new leaves. Naturally.