Archive of ‘Pests’ category

~The Ultimate All-Natural Insecticide~

| birds, In the Garden, Pests


Garden pests. We all deal with them. Whether you strap on a backpack of chemical pesticides and spray patrol your property daily (please stop) or are out there utilizing the pincer grasp you developed when you were about 9 months old, or if you carry a roll of duct tape with you out to the garden […] Read more…


~Dealing with Insects and Disease in the Garden~

| In the Garden, Pests


The organic grower who does not understand the importance of cause correction rather than symptom treatment in preventing insect and disease problems is missing out on the pest philosophy of the future… None of these techniques, whether chemical or “organic,” is any different from the others. They are all palliatives. The word palliative, derived from […] Read more…

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~2012 Garden: August~

| 2012 vegetable garden, Herbs, In the Garden, Pests


The herb garden.  Slowly, but surely,  coming along.  {week one} {week two} {week three} {week four} August brought with it  ~the close of the cucumber harvest,  ~the largest onion & potato yields to date,  ~the early trickling in of peppers, tomatoes, and green beans,  ~parsnip seed was collected for next season, ~ a fall garden […] Read more…

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~How To Kill Squash Bugs, Squash Bug Eggs, and Nymphs~

| In the Garden, natural remedies, Pests


Most of us who are growing a garden right now can commiserate with one another over persistent problem of squash bugs (otherwise known as leaf-footed beetles or stink bugs) ravaging our summer squash, pumpkins, cucumbers, and winter squash. Until now, we’ve been doing one on one battle with the adults. And it’s not an easy […] Read more…



| In the Garden, peas, Pests


There has been a marauder in my modest pea patch this year who has successfully managed to thwart my aspirations of an abundant harvest. Fortunately, this little thief is easily spotted due to his large size and propensity to be adorned in bright colors.  More often than not, he works alone. But he has been […] Read more…

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