Help! My poor little home garden is giving me fits! We had a very rainy late spring/early summer, which is good on one hand, but seems to bring an increase in little things that eat plants.
Something is eating my basil:
My broccoli is full of holes:
And my strawberries have slugs:
Admittedly, I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants gardener. I've never taken a class or read anything in particular about organic pest control. I do know that beer kill slugs. Just put out a little container of beer and the slugs climb in and....well, they never come back out again. It's gross. Really gross. And it doesn't totally solve the problem because when there are slugs, there are lots of slugs.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a good website or book that covers organic pest-control? Or any thoughts on what might be eating my plants? I think it's more than just slugs but I haven't seen any other bugs.
Meanwhile, did I tell you about how much I love my new CSA??? So far we've had lots of lettuce, napa cabbage, spinach, swiss chard, peas (oh the peas!!), spring onions, basil, dill.....maybe I should just forget the home garden and leave it to the pros.