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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.

39 articles

Medicinal Plants And The Thorny Issue Of Mold

We’re all familiar with the blight of thrips, mites, aphids, green flies, black flies, whiteflies, and even caterpillars. Still, an …

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 …

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