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Vegetable Garden 

Non-host vegetables

Plan your veggie garden to avoid Queensland Fruit Fly – why not try these plant options?

 

Roots and bulbs

Beetroot, Carrot, Turnip, Parsnip, Potatoes, Garlic, Onion.

 

Leafy greens, stems, and pods

Lettuce, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Rhubarb, Broccoli, Asian Vegetables (Wombak, Buk Choy, Snake Bean) beans and peas.

 

Herbs and spices

Rosemary, Turmeric, Mint, Ginger, Basil, parsley etc.

 

Tough skin

Pumpkin,  Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Squash, Cucumber, Corn

Note: Check fruit and vegetables with damaged or split skin as this creates a potential entry point for fruit fly to lay eggs.

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Hosts within your vegetable garden 

You will need to protect your vegetable garden as well as your fruit trees. 

 

Fruiting vegetables in your vegetable garden

Tomatoes, capsicums, eggplants, chilies and zucchinis can all be infested by Queensland fruit fly.

 

Generally vegetable gardens can be easier to protect from fruit fly due to the size, it can be more manageable to apply insect nets.   

 

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