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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Control Garden Pests with Plants?

Last week, I came across an article about scientists discovering that farmers could reduce pesticide use simply by changing the …

What’s Wrong with This Plant?

Tomato, pepper, squash, cucumber, potato… the type of plant varies, but many gardeners find themselves wondering what’s wrong with this …

Homemade Plant Pest Sprays

Whipping up DIY concoctions to get rid of plant pests or diseases to save money is not penny-wise, unless you’ve …

Dealing with Grow Room Mites

Do you have them? They’re a particularly annoying form of vegetarians especially fond of indoor gardens. What are plant mites, …

Keeping Deer Out of The Garden

Thousands of people a week look for the solution to this dilemma… how to protect plants from deer. It isn’t …

The Secret to A Weed-Free Garden

So, how’s the weeding going for you this summer? You have all my sympathy. I know exactly how hard it …

Bug Battles: What’s Eating My Tomatillos?

The first year I grew tomatillos, I had one plant. The weather was awful. I finally got a couple of …

Something’s Eating My Tomatoes!

Hmm… what the heck is going on here? Is it an animal chowing down on your precious tomato plants? Maybe. …

Natural Garden Pest & Disease Control

Getting away from nasty chemicals is something more and more people want to do. There are safer methods to keep …

A Plant Health Camera

Monitoring the health of plants in your garden might be about to get a lot easier. In fact, it might …

Exactly What Is the Problem Here?

At the first sign of plant stress, in both indoor and outdoor gardening, the less experienced grower does one of two …

Yikes! What’s Up With Yellow Leaves?

And you thought that plants had nothing to say. Let something in their environment or diet get out of whack, …

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