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.

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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 …

Powdery Mildew In The Garden

I’m always amazed by how quickly zucchinis grow; they seem to appear overnight, sometimes. Unfortunately, so does powdery mildew.  During …

Keeping The Deer Away From The Veggie Patch With Pig’s Blood

At dusk the other night, I had a staring contest with a deer in my backyard. And lost. After waving …

Gardening Tricks To Help Keep Summertime Pests At Bay

Nothing ruins a pleasant evening outdoors like the annoying sound of mosquitoes, buzzing around and thirsty for your blood. There …

10 Common Garden Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Here are 10 most destructive pests that have detrimental effects on growing edibles along with safe and simple control solutions.

Basic Troubleshooting Strategy

Lights, pumps, plants, and equipment all fail on occasion; being able to troubleshoot effectively can save time, energy and money. …

Bats: Garden Pest Control

Bats aren’t creepy. They’re actually a huge asset to both yard and garden pest control that is also, all natural and …

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