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 Post subject: Buddhism and Gardening
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:48 pm 
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As a keen armature gardener, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get rid of pests on plants, such as Green/Black fly and Vine Weevils and there larvae without harming or killing them.

I have been told there is a chemical that will destroy the Vine Weevils larvae before the develop in to full Vine Weevils and eat and destroy the plants and the same for the Green/Black Fly.

But a Buddhist practiser I have taken a vow of no killing and I garden organically to help the balance of the environment, so using chemicals to eradicate the Vine Weevils, Green/Black Fly is unacceptable.

So if anyone has got any advice that would or could help me garden ethically and without having to use chemicals which would cause harm or even kill any insects or pests would be really appreciated.


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get some voles. voles eat weevils.

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Duplicate thread here.

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