Bagging Fruit: Pesticides not Needed for Insect Control

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  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,483 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning interesting article but so many plastic bags! Maybe they can be reused. They only mentioned apples, surely it would work for other fruits.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

    I had heard of this in the past, but was reminded of it again with this tutorial.

    The federal govt is wanting to ban all one time use plastics here, except for masks. I am not totally sure which things they will ban. Shopping bags & straws will most likely be as far as they go. "One time use" plastics, technically, are everywhere and in virtually everything now. I can't see them eliminating them all!

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    Well, go figure! This is something I can see us doing. And I can already see all our neighbors scratching their heads. LOL What a brilliant idea! The only thing I wonder about is overheating, because wouldn't it be a bit like a mini-greenhouse over each apple?

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

    @Annie Kate You would think so, but I am sure that this heritage nursery knows what its doing and I would think wouldn't recommend it if it did harm.

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2021

    Yes, @LaurieLovesLearning , you would think so. I'm considering asking them about it. Actually they are only a few hours drive from us; I'd love to go visit them! Thanks so much for the link!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,519 admin

    @Annie Kate If you do ask, share your answer.

    I think you have a great field trip in order!

  • Annie Kate
    Annie Kate Posts: 680 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, @LaurieLovesLearning I will let you know what they say.

    And I checked, but they don't accept visitors, although they do accept interns.... That makes them sound like Joel Salatin. LOL