The biggest enemy in my garden are the root maggots. I have tried crop rotation, container gardening, and mulching and somehow, someway, they always seem to get down in there and burrow into my radishes, turnips, rutabagas, and sometimes even carrots. They don't seem very fond of the beets, but those wiggly buggers seem to be hiding everywhere!!
I will be getting floating row covers for the 2011 season to protect my brassicas from cabbage loopers. Will the FRC's keep out the root maggots as well? Is there a natural deterrent I can put in or on the soil to keep them from coming around?
This frustrates me every year, as I have a wicked good recipe for spicy turnip chips but am unable to grow the turnips myself grrrrrrrrr!