Posted: 02/05/2014 at 18:04
hi my mum posted me an old irish gardening book full of interesting stuff and recommendations.
very heavy on chemicals i thought
for turnips a dusting of ddt is recommended, along with formaldehyde for sterilizing soil, some others include :-
mortegg lime sulphur sequestrene derris captan malathion aldrin lindex karathane , sodium chlorate.
Are any of these legal these days ?
I did find out though , the murphy gardening book was made by the murphy chemical company ltd. So perhaps that was the reason behind the enthusiastic use of pesticides...