TRY RUST FLY-BUST­ING TEA

NZ Gardener - - Letters -

What could be nicer than go­ing to the gar­den to pull out a per­fect, crisp car­rot. It can be dis­ap­point­ing though to find that – un­be­knownst to you – rust fly lar­vae have at­tacked the crop.

I now make an onion “tea” by soak­ing the skins and other nor­mally com­posted parts of the onion for a few days and then us­ing the liq­uid to wa­ter round the rows of car­rots. It seems to be ef­fec­tive against rust fly and much bet­ter than us­ing chem­i­cals like Di­azi­non when planting. Del­wyn White, HAMIL­TON

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