Keeping bugs under control on the Tower Garden is as easy as a daily Tower Walk and some simple strategies like Beer. We have found a few things that allow us to grow our food with simplicity and safety.
Doing a DAILY TOWER WALK is the best routine to make sure bugs stay under control. A few mins. a day looking for leaf miners or bugs can prevent your food from being overtaken by bugs. On your walk, remove any leaves with fungus or leaf miners.
Once bugs or fungus are seen, spray in the evening and make only what you will use making a fresh batch each time. Spray a few days straight to get rid of the problem and then weekly for maintenance if needed.
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Use Sticky Pads on your tower all the time to help catch flying insects and keep aphids down:
Use Thuricide to control caterpillars, loppers, cabbage worms, and leaf rollers:
Use a 3 in 1 Fungicide that’s already mixed as a quick way to control and prevent black spots; powdery mildew; downy mildew and other fungal diseases:
Use Garden Safe as a ready to use spray that can get rid of insects from egg to bug stage. Mixed with Neem and Pyrethian it can be your go to bug control spray.
Use Neem Oil for an excellent all purpose insecticide, miticide, fungicide. Add tsp. of Bronner’s Peppermint Soap to each gallon mixed to release in surface tension:
Use Pyrethian as another option to get rid of a broad range of insects including beetles, leaf hoppers, aphids, stinkbugs. A little more expensive this can be used in place of Neem Oil for most insects:
Use Diatomaceous Earth as a sprinkle around the base of your tower to kill snails and other crawling bugs. For snails you can also leave a small amount of beer in a shallow, wide jar: