Our recommended read of the month

Managing weeds and pests without harming wildlife and the environment

As more is understood about the damage that chemical pesticides and herbicides can have on wildlife and the wider environment, many home growers are looking to ditch the chemicals and switch to organic growing. But at first, this can be a real challenge – anyone who’s found their lettuce patch decimated by slugs knows how heart breaking it is!

But what if we’re thinking about it all wrong? Bill Mollison famously said that there isn’t a slug problem, but rather a duck shortage. In other words, if we can introduce a natural predator (ducks) we can keep slugs in check. If we look at our gardens as a whole ecosystem, we can help to create a thriving ecosystem where different plants, insects and other animals are kept in balance.

Jonathon Engels explores this topic in our recommended read of the month…

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