Possible control for root maggots

vickeym Posts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

Had a client who before retirement ran a company growing plants for several local nurseries give an interesting tip today.

We were discussing growing onions and cabbages. And she told us that she had not had any issues with root maggots in many, many years. And that if we wanted to grow these items we should try adding about a half to one inch of cedar wood chips to the bottom of our raised beds or planting containers under our soil mixture before planting.

Said she has been doing this for a very long time and while she used to have issues with root maggots she has had no issues since she started doing this.

I might be trying it if we get our raised beds built this year. Can't say personally yes or no to if it works or not.