It can be very difficult to grow tomatoes if you have not done any advance research before you start. Prior preparation is a must if you want to achieve your goal of growing big juicy tomatoes that taste great so make sure you are ready before the growing procedure commences. However, there are many aspects to this process, much of which will involve a great deal of patience on your part. Many tomato growers have been left frustrated time after time by tomato pests which can cause havoc with the growth of your crop. These pesky insects will cost you both time and money and are no laughing matter but luckily there are some effective ways to eliminate these critters so let’s have a look at these methods in more detail.
There are several types of tomato pests that can be hazardous and destructive to the tomato fruits. Bugs or farm animals can both be detrimental to your tomatoes and green flies are one of the biggest offenders. Even the name sounds creepy so it is not surprising that the very thought of these insects – which are just as damaging as tomato hookworms – is enough to fill tomato growers with dread. Fortunately both of these problems can be addressed with the simple African marigold plant, which works as a repellant against eelworms and greenflies too. Even dogs have a dislike for them, strange as that may seem. If you are not thoroughly scrupulous when it comes to using insecticides for growing organic produce, this is a useful alternative option. There is even a special insecticide that plant doctor’s recommend which will help keep your tomatoes organic.
Weeds are another common form of tomato pests that can be detrimental to the growth of your tomatoes and the best way to deal with this problem is frequent weeding. Removing weeds by the root is the best way to eliminate them once and for all. The root is the source of growth so removing this completely will stop them from tormenting your tomatoes any further. It is also important to use organic soil that is of good quality as pests and diseases are more likely to appear on soil that is in an inferior condition so bare this in mind before carefully considering how to proceed. These are just some basic tips to help you on your way but if you experience any confusion or have any doubt on what to do it, is always wise to seek professional assistance.