Similar Questions

S AU
02:41PM, 20 Oct 2009
Answer: Spray the foliage regularly with Triforine, Ros...
Category: Roses
Expert
02:41PM, 20 Oct 2009
S AU
02:44PM, 20 Oct 2009
Answer: Beans need warm temperatures for good germinati...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Expert
02:44PM, 20 Oct 2009
Judith
Will possums eat silverbeet if I plant it?

I would like to grow some silver beet but possums demolish almost everything I attempt to grow. They eat my grapefruit (even green ones), tamarillos, capsicum, roses, etc. I have tried various things - the best of which has been Scat, but they always win in the end.
I despair of being able to have any fresh vegetables. Can you suggest anything?

Submitted: 09:38AM, 05 May 2010
Answer: If possums are devouring other edibles in your garden it is highly likely they will eat your silverbeet. The only way you can prevent them from doing this is by establishing some kind of barrier.It may sound drastic but, erecting a cage like structure, including roof, around your plants may be the only solution.
Answered: 02:50PM, 05 May 2010

Comments

This area is for general comments from members of the public. Some questions or comments may not receive a reply from Yates. For specific gardening advice visit Ask an expert Alternatively you may wish to contact us.