All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pests’

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CSI Horticulture: Organic Control of Plant Disease

Does this look familiar? or this? how about this? These little holes here… …could they possibly be caused by these guys? (A. They are not responsible for the holes but are causing damage to the plant). If you have ever had a vegetable garden then you are likely familiar with disease and pests. From blight to powdery mildew to aphids …

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How to make a fruit fly trap

Quick and Easy Fruit Fly Trap

This fruit fly trap will clear out your kitchen in no time at all and it’s super easy.

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Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Here is how to make one for this weekend project.

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How to Make a Wireworm Trap

Update: This post is from May when I found wire worms eating my tomato plants. If I had prepared some traps in March these could have been saved. Plan now, save your plants too. Don’t let the wire worms win. Finally some nice weather has me outside to check on my newly transplanted early tomatoes and WHAT THE?! The wilty …

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Strawberry Root Weevil Grub

Strawberry Root Weevil Grubs

I finally got back out into the garden today and revisited some completely neglected projects, like my hanging strawberry planter.  To my surprise, the plants were not doing as well as I thought they would after a winter break.  Many were dead and the ones that remained had weak root systems.  I rooted around in the planter a bit and …

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Carrot Rust Fly Damage

Carrot Rust Fly

This is what my carrots looked like this year: riddled with tracks from the disgusting, putrid, foul, menacing carrot rust fly. Those little buggers can sniff out a carrot with superhero powers so I planted carefully and didn’t have to thin them (thinning releases the smell and attracts the flies), but the females still found my carrot patch, layed eggs and …

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