Buddhism and Gardening

Discuss the application of the Dharma to situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice.
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:04 pm

Buddhism and Gardening

Post by Kelsang_Tering » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:48 pm

As a keen armature gardener, I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get rid of pests on plants, such as Green/Black fly and Vine Weevils and there larvae without harming or killing them.

I have been told there is a chemical that will destroy the Vine Weevils larvae before the develop in to full Vine Weevils and eat and destroy the plants and the same for the Green/Black Fly.

But a Buddhist practiser I have taken a vow of no killing and I garden organically to help the balance of the environment, so using chemicals to eradicate the Vine Weevils, Green/Black Fly is unacceptable.

So if anyone has got any advice that would or could help me garden ethically and without having to use chemicals which would cause harm or even kill any insects or pests would be really appreciated.

User avatar
Posts: 2901
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:41 am

Re: Buddhism and Gardening

Post by PadmaVonSamba » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:35 am

get some voles. voles eat weevils.
Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

purple rose
Founding Member
Posts: 4143
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:59 am

Re: Buddhism and Gardening

Post by purple rose » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:08 am

Duplicate thread here.

Topic locked.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Queequeg and 4 guests