I am in the process of planting a veggie garden. The garden bed is dug over, mulched, composted, fertilised, weeded and mounded. I have my punnets of veggie seedlings ready to go. But I’m worried avpbout the pests. We have a big fence around the garden to keep out the wallabies, kangaroos and (hopefully) possums. I would like some natural, tried and tested pest repellents for snails, slugs, cabbage moths etc. I’ve seen a few suggestions on here, but am curious as to whether someone has actually used them and if they really work. For example, coffee grounds for snails and slugs, containers of beer for the same pests. A spray consisting of chillies, garlic, dish detergent and a few other things to spray on the plants for flying pests. Has anyone used these? Can you let me know if they worked or not?

Posted by mom81879, 26th September 2015

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  • There are also cheap gardening books at fetes and at second hand shops.


  • I suggest you get your hands on some tip sheets from your local garden nursery and also get some books from the library on gardening and make your own notes.


  • I don’t have any experience – good luck.


  • I’m really hoping MoMs will help me out here as I’m struggling. Being a newbie gardener I really have no idea. I know it’s a learning curve, but I’ld like to try and not lose too many plants to pests. Frost protection tips would be good too. Please and thank you in advance


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