How to Control Earwigs Naturally

How to Control Earwigs Naturally

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They do feed at night and do seek out dark, cool, moist places to hang out during the day. Some common hiding places are under organic matter such as mulch, pine straw, leaf litter,...
Red Spider Mites Can Be a Problem with Tomatoes, Capsicums and Potatoes

Red Spider Mites Can Be a Problem with Tomatoes, Capsicums and Potatoes

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The first signs of this pest to the uninitiated, may look like a nutrient shortage, as the leaves of the crop yellow and die off. These mites generally choose the upper leaves first, where...
Controlling Squash Vine Borer

Controlling Squash Vine Borer

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Recently a grower from the UK sent us a photo of damage to a pumpkin plant and wanted to know what it was and whether it could be controlled. This pest had apparently been...

What You Can Do to Control Purple Loosestrife

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Do you know Purple Loosestrife was first originated in Europe and Asia, however this fast-growing plant was brought to North America during 1800s by garden settlers? The pace with which it grows can prove...
How to Keep Critters Out of Your Garden Safely and Naturally

How to Keep Critters Out of Your Garden Safely and Naturally

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It's not just those pesky snails and adorable deer that threaten all your hard work in the garden. Lots of other animals want to get in on the feast too. Here are easy, and...
Organic Home Remedies to Beat Common Plant Diseases

Organic Home Remedies to Beat Common Plant Diseases

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There are many diseases that can attack your garden and wear down the health of your plants. After you've tilled the soil, started your seedlings and faithfully watered and nurtured your vegetables, the last...
Pets in The Garden

How to Keep Cats and Dogs out of The Garden

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Do the neighborhood kitties think your garden is their own personal litter box? Does your dog think you plowed up all that nice soft dirt just to make a great spot to bury her...

Ant Control

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How to keep ants out of the house and garden.

Tansy Golden Buttons Homemade Insect Repellent

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Tansy is a perennial herb, Tanacetum vulgare, and a member of the aster family, Asteraceae. Tansy is also called common tansy or garden tansy in order to differentiate it from similar looking plants. Introduced from...

Deer-Resistant Plants Aren’t Safe from Deer Damage

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You've probably heard there are deer-resistant plants. But any professional landscaper will tell you these plants aren't really "deer resistant" or "deer-proof". No plant is. A hungry deer will find and eat any plant,...

How to Keep Deer Out of The Garden

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Well, the word has gotten out. The deer know you have started another buffet of green delicacies.  Word spreads fast in the forest and it won't be long before these uninvited guests will arrive...

6 Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your House

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Spiders tend to receive negative attention for being the creepy crawlers we see in scary movies. However, out of the approximately 3,000 species of spiders in North America, only 10 to 20 make their...

Keeping Cats Out of Your Home Vegetable Garden

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What a better way to see the fruits of your labor then to grow a vegetable garden, right? You spend countless hours making sure you do everything right so that the fruit and vegetables...
Four Methods to Control Aphids

Four Methods to Control Aphids

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In most parts of the world, aphids are the number cause of plant damage among harmful insects. They come in a wide range and variety of sizes and colors, depending upon where you live,...
Indoor Gardening

Indoor Plant Insects – Spider Mites and Mealybugs

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When we start thinking of house plants, the idea of indoor plant insects does not usually occur to us. Unfortunately, there are a few insects that attack indoor plants. Like their outdoor counterparts, these...