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Do you protect your plants from pests?

Pests can come in all shapes and sizes. Rabbits and possums can devastate a garden in a single night. Other pests might be insects or birds.

Do you protect your plants form pests? If so, how?

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It is really difficult to protect our plants from the pests that bother out plants. Our greatest pests are slugs and caterpillars. Additionally I don't like the idea of using pesticides. So at this time I don't protect my plants.
I do not use any chemicals or pesticides in my garden. I put crushed egg shells around my vegetables to protect them from snails. I also sprinkle sawdust around other plants. Both methods stop snails getting through. Also I will handpick snails off leaves and place them in a bucket with salt to kill them. Aphids on roses I spray off with sprayer bottle of water mixed with dishwashing detergent as this solution suffocates the aphids.
Have a look at this article, Harry. It's full of good ideas!
I have to protect some plants from a neighbourhood rabbit (or at least I did have to) as well as slugs. I feed slugs to my birds!
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