Gardening: Kale looms large for aesthetics as well as nutrients

By Joshua Siskin

Robert Steele, who maintains a thriving vegetable garden in West Covina, always has something new to teach, especially in the area of pest control, a trade in which he worked professionally for many years.

Thanks to him, I learned that control of soft-bodied insects — aphids, mealybugs and whiteflies, for example — can be achieved by spraying whole milk on the offending critters. This remedy is especially appropriate at the beginning of spring, when aphids are plentiful in the garden.

You may have to spray every other day until the insects succumb, at which point their remains can be washed off with [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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