Matamata Chronicle - - Gardening -

The green vege bugs are back and breed­ing. You’ve got to keep on top of th­ese sap­suck­ers (ditto aphids) as not only do they drain the life out of beans and toma­toes, they can spread dis­ease. Squash them by hand. It’s very ef­fec­tive (and quite sat­is­fy­ing) for keep­ing the num­bers down early in the sea­son. Keep slugs and snails in check too. The best time to catch them in the act is on a wet night.

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