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Pest & Disease Control

Follow our step-by-step guides to protecting your plants and controlling pest and disease outbreaks organically. No matter what the problem, there’s an all-natural way to fix it.

38 articles

Dear Diary: The Summer My Gardens Failed

I enter every growing season with high hopes and visions of gorgeous gardens overflowing with colorful flowers and delicious fruit …

Biodiverse Gardens Improve Pollination, Harvests, and Pest Control

A biodiverse garden has a wide variety of plants, food crops, birds, insects and other living species. Such diversity enhances …

Revolution is a Dirty Business: Two Women’s Journey Reshaping AgriCULTURE

While conventional agriculture turns to fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to help with crops, regenerative growing takes a different approach. The …

We Like Our Potatoes Mashed, Roasted, and Pest-Free

Anyone who grows potatoes loves them, so why not celebrate them? National Potato Day falls every year on August 19th; …

Make This Easy DIY Organic Spray To Help Control Blight In The Garden

After a very humid start to the summer, I discovered blight on some of my tomato plants in the garden. …

The Dos and Donts of Reusing Substrates

Have you ever considered reusing substrates? It’s a practice that few people follow but one that can save money, time, …

SOS! Preventing and Controlling Whitefly Infestations

Whether growing indoors or outdoors, likely, you’ve already encountered the whitefly. A typical garden pest, whitefly reproduce rapidly and are …

How Plants Produce Their Own Pest Control

Plants are robust and adaptable organisms capable of producing a chemical arsenal of compounds to defend themselves, all the more …

The Garden’s Abominable Snowman: Tackling Powdery Mildew

This article of Science Corner looks at the plague of the abominable snowman, or more specifically, the all too common …

5 Brutal Garden Bugs And What To Do About Them

Most gardeners have had to deal with bugs at one time or another, bugs that we are happy to see …

Why Is There Mold Growing In My Seedling Tray?

When starting seeds indoors, a humidity dome or plastic wrap can help maintain moisture and warmth, two elements that significantly …

Pest Prevention: The Itsy Bitsy Spider Mite

A challenge that comes with growing plants is deterring garden pests, and the list of potential insect diners wishing to …

How To Deal With Blossom-End Rot On Fruit And Veggie Crops

There’s nothing more frustrating as a gardener than to watch the fruits of your labor emerge with a bad case …

How To Get Rid Of Aphids On Your Plants Naturally

They say observation is critical to any successful garden. Watching your plants grow will help you learn how they respond …

Frog-Friendly Gardens

What has four legs, can jump, swim, and is essential to the health of your backyard? If you guessed a …

Control Garden Weeds With These All-Natural Recipes

Many chemical remedies used against garden pests can have severe effects, not only on our health but also on the …

Vermicompost: Mushrooms In The Worm Bin

I’ve experienced a roller coaster of emotions when it comes to my worm compost bin. First, there was the fear …

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