Common Gardening Problems

Diseases and other problems are an inevitable part of gardening, but a few simple measures can significantly reduce the number. Accurate identification is vital for the right solution to be used.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs
Stop Spread of Infections by Cleaning Tools Simple Steps: Herbs ©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

Pruners

These and other tools are used throughout the garden and can carry fungal and bacterial infections from one plant to the next. Try to clean the blades of your pruners at the end of each day using a cloth soaked in domestic disinfectant. When pruning diseased material, wipe the blades before moving on to the next plant.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Herbs

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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