JJ’s garden solutions
Leanne van der Linde of Benoni writes We make our own compost and for the first time we’ve experienced huge amounts of all kinds of weeds in the garden and, particularly, in our vegetable garden. We primarily use horse manure that’s well decomposed and were wondering if this is the problem? Is there any way to ensure that we eradicate the weeds?
JJ replies Compost that has broken down well should have no weed seeds in it, as these would have turned to compost as well. However, once you’ve added compost to a new bed, it’s a good idea to allow two weeks for weed seeds to germinate, then remove those before sowing or planting your new veggies.
Save our trees!
Mathilda Hornsveld writes on Facebook Our two fever trees are shedding their bark and one has already died. Please help!
JJ replies This is caused by a fungus that’s very difficult to control. I recommend that you spray with lime sulphur once a week for six weeks.