Category: Organic Pest & Disease Control

Deal with pests and diseases naturally, organically.

Organic Squash Bug Control

I am not, I repeat NOT going to be overrun again this year by squash bugs! And finally, plant things like alyssum, calendula, daises, dill, fennel, and mustard greens near your squash and cucumbers. Their small, pollen-and nectar-rich flowers will…

Organic Gardening and Bugs

I have focused on the soil for the last (large) number of years always hoping to get it just right, to have an exceptional year. Truth is, as I re-examine this idea, I have begun to realize that I want…

Colorado Potato Beetle

Okay. It’s a really pretty beetle. (Click on it and look at it up close if you don’t believe me) Even if you don’t really like bugs, if you leave that part out, and really look at it with open…

Blossom End Rot

Blossom end rot on tomatoes Photograph by David B. Langston, University of Georgia Tomatoes grown in containers and indeterminate (vining) heirloom tomatoes can be more susceptible to Blossom End Rot (BER) that is caused by an inability to adequately uptake…

Death of the Honey Bees

This is a reprint of a comprehensive article by Brit Amos. It is a sobering essay on the effects modern technology and biological chemistry is having on our food supply. GMO Crops and the Decline of Bee Colonies in North…

Fall Cabbage Worms

Cabbage butterflies herald the spring, but their caterpillars, hatching from hundreds of eggs laid during a single spring day, are among the most terrible of pests. They attack cruciferae plants – cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, bok choy, nasturtium and others.…

How to Grow a Chemical-Free Vegetable Garden

Pests are notorious for causing a loss of plants every year, however, that loss can be minimized with good pest control practices. If you ensure that your plants have been properly watered, fertilized and cultivated, you will also work toward growing plants that are more pest resistant than plants that are neglected or have received poor care.