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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.

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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 …

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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