Posts Tagged ‘War’

Finally! Tomatoes!

Well after a couple of years of doing battle with Fruit Fly, I finally get some tomatoes. This has to be the simplest growing of tomatoes going as these were volunteer plants from my compost. This is the first of many, many tomatoes!

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

One of the reasons for finally getting some success is the exclusion bags from Green Harvest along with Eco-Naturalure. I am finally making progress in my battle against the Fruit Fly!

Better find some recipes to make something with all these as there are more ripening now.

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Fruit Fly Baits

I’m continuing with my battle against the fruit fly. These are the latest additions to the arsenal – some DIY bait traps:

Baits ready to go

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Enemy #1 – Fruit Fly

OK, it’s war now. This is my enemy:

Fruit Fly

This pest has been against me from the start. Every year I’ve lost my tomatoes to her (the male isn’t the issue) as she stabs the fruit and lays her eggs in it.

She also gets my capsicum and this year claimed every one of my peaches as I was too late baiting and as I’ve learnt, the traps I’d set were only getting the males.

From now on, I’m going to try and outdo this bug and claim some of my produce for my family!