Natural insect control for slugs and snails – Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous Earth is made from the shells of one-celled plants called Diatoms. About 30 million years ago countless one-celled plants called Diatoms lived in the sea and built protective shells out of silica. As the Diatoms died the shells drifted to the floor and built up into deposits and the shell became fossilised. When […]

Protect young watermelon etc from aphids in tropics

I work on a little island in Indonesia. Wetar. We are challenged by unwise use of insecticides and many aphids really harming growth of young watermelon, rock melon, tomato etc. So here is what we have come up with- at least worth trying. Buy insect proof cloth, and set up over some simple bamboo […]