All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pests’

14 Totally Organic DIY Projects To Get Rid Of Pests Safely And Naturally

Totally Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals or pellets or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting and mulching and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well then they are dead to us …

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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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