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Posted on 6th March 2012

problem | lemons

diseased lemons

There are brown spots on my new lemons, will my fruit be ok?

Did you have citrus beetles sucking their sap?  Pest oil every fortnight on all your citrus is a good way of treting all these sap suckers…and the fruit will probably still be ok though in bad cases the flesh will also be brown and spoilt below the skin.

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problem | kaffir lime

kaffir lime leaf spots

Why do my Kaffir lime leaves have yellow spots?

Often the spots relate to an insect, like scale, having sucked sap on the other side if the leaf.  Sometimes it can be damage on the leaves when they are young, then as they leaves grow older, the pest may have gone but the leaves grow with these imperfections, looking worse as the get bigger.

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problem | tomatoes

tomatoes rotting on the vine

What’s the story with my tomatoes, all the others rotted from the inside
out?

Rain rain go away, come again another day.  We have just had too much of a good thing!  The new formula of tomato dust from Yates contains both a sulphur based product for controlling fungal problems and also spinosad, which is an chemical friendly pesticide,  Try dusting with it.

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problem | watercress

watercress

What’s the best way of growing water cress, does it need a lot of water?

In a tub or bucket – see page 362  of Meredith’s book Harvest for lovely images and instructions!

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problem | pig weed

Is pigweed edible?

Is this pig weed and is it edible?

It’s purslane, and the new leaves taste lovely in a salad…almost like green apple

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