Growing Silverbeet, also Swiss Chard or Mangold

View the Silverbeet page

09 Oct 08 Barbara in Lane Cove (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Trevor, I've heard if you put some crumpled newspaper in a plantpot and put this upside down on a stick next to plants, then the earwigs will gather in this hideout during the day. The trick is to come along in the morning, gently remove the pot and tap it sharply into a bucket which dislodges the earwigs into the bucket. Pete Cundell suggests doing this into a bucket with kerosine&water in it, which kills the earwigs. Have to admit I've never tried this as I don't have a problem with earwigs. Good luck!
Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Get our app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join 60,000+ gardeners who already use Gardenate and subscribe to the free Gardenate planting reminders email newsletter.

Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.