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Join Horticulturist and expert organic gardener, Cath Manuel, for simple ideas and inspirations to improve health and wellbeing from plants, nature and fun gardening activities.

In each fortnightly episode, Cath shares simple ideas for gardening to improve health and wellbeing, interviews specialists on topics covering gardening, health care and wellbeing and also 'Simple Solutions' episodes to solve your common gardening problems.

She also shares access to FREE downloads to help you grow and thrive. Keep an eye out for those in each episode!

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Aug 10, 2017

Each month in the Soil to Supper Community I provide a Monthly Masterclass based on one of our weekly growing topics.

A few months ago I covered this topic and thought it would be a great podcast episode, as many gardeners find pests in the garden!

We’ll cover…

  • Identifying garden pests
  • What causes pest problems
  • Integrated pest management
  • Building a resilient garden

Extra tips for pest free gardens include;

  • Hand remove bugs if possible or blast small bugs away with the hose
  • Use traps for fruit fly, slugs or snails
  • Bag fruit after pollination and fruit set
  • Examine pest problems to identify if it’s minimal damage or long term problems that need to be reduced
  • Improve the health or soil, plants and your garden
  • Create a healthy eco-system for nature to take care of everything for you!


Here’s some extra information that I refer to through the episode…

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I hope this episode gives you a good start to enjoying a pest-free, thriving garden.

Thank You for joining me in The Wellbeing Garden, see you again next time,