Pests

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by Kootenay prepper, Aug 4, 2018.

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  1. Kootenay prepper

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    Every year usually make close to 100 jars of raspberry jam. This year the gooseberry bush was infested for the first time by red currant fruit flies also known in there earlier stage gooseberry maggots. We ended up losing the whole gooseberry bush and it also wiped out the entire raspberry patch, going to have to double down on the wild huckleberry jam.
    Wondering if anyone else has dealt with this problem before and what they have done. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ystranc

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    Sorry but the black on dark grey doesn't work very well. I gave up on it even though it's an interesting post.
     
  3. lonewolf

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    cant read it, what happened to the normal white script?
     
  4. Kootenay prepper

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    Every year usually make close to 100 jars of raspberry jam. This year the gooseberry bush was infested for the first time by red currant fruit flies also known in there earlier stage gooseberry maggots. We ended up losing the whole gooseberry bush and it also wiped out the entire raspberry patch, going to have to double down on the wild huckleberry jam.
    Wondering if anyone else has dealt with this problem before and what they have done. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. Kootenay prepper

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    Sorry about that didn’t notice it changed to black
     
  6. Ystranc

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    No problem Kootenay, in answer to your post I have never experienced that particular problem but have suffered wasp damage to soft fruit in the past. I put out some serious wasp traps (they also trap flies) around this time of year in an effort to wipe them out. If there are too many survivors by the time the soft fruit is gone they will turn on my bee hives and I can't have that.
     
  7. lonewolf

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    our main problem here is slugs.
     
  8. Kootenay prepper

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    Used to get the slugs bad, broke up egg shells around the garden every year and haven’t had them in the garden again.
     
  9. watcherchris

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    I never heard that one ...slugs do not like egg shells??? That's a new one to me...but thanks.

    Watcherchris.
     
  10. Kootenay prepper

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    The slugs cut the bottom of them open on the egg shells and will avoid that area and then every year turn the soil over and the old egg shells just help fertilize the soil over the winter.
     

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