Tackling pesty bugs, beetles and rot

It’s that time of year when gardeners start sending in their vegetable questions. This year there seems to be a theme around three specific problems that home growers are having with their favourite tomatoes, lettuces, kale and flowering cucurbits.

Aphids and ants

A good aphid infestation often comes with a colony of ants to look after them. Think of aphids as garden cows, eating all of the greens, while the ants are the farmers, harvesting the secretions from the aphids.

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