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Cabbage worm identification and organic control

 Cabbage worm  Imported cabbage worms can wreak havoc on the vegetable garden, especially collards, cabbage, radish, kohlrabi, rutabaga, mustard greens, broccoli, and other members of the broccoli family. If left untreated, they can consume the leaves, stems, and even flower buds of all members of this plant family. Fortunately, controlling the cabbage worm is not difficult if you arm yourself with the information you need to deal with these common garden pests. What is the cabbage worm? Called the technically imported cabbageworm, this pest is native to Europe. It is now found throughout much of North America, and its rapid life cycle produces several generations per year. Adult cabbageworm butterflies (they are not moths) are also called cabbage white or small white. They are common in backyards and gardens in the summer, including mine. White butterflies have a wingspan of one to one and a half inches. Females have two black spots on each front wing. There is only one pl

protect your garden from pests

 How to use trap crops to protect your garden from pests Feel free to take the wisdom to use trap crops in your garden. To understand why this is so important, you only need to introduce the concept first Becoming a Nature Gardener can be said to be your ultimate goal. There are many ways to get there, and none of them will be easy. That is the honest truth. There can be bugs or bad weather in any season, which gives you less than the best harvest, but that doesn’t mean you have to resort to chemicals to “fix” nature. There is more than one way to garden organically You can walk with the rotations of the moon, go in the path of the permaculture garden or mix some features of the sub plantings. Then, you can add a pinch of crop rotation, throw in the ducks' dung for organic pest control, or attract hoverflies and beneficial insects.  And do not forget about the use of cover crops.  You will never find the right way to do it  However, you need to take some steps to avoid

How control termities in raised beds

 Do raise beds to attract termites? Avoid this! You may be wondering if raised beds attract termites. Many gardeners face termite infestation in their raised beds. These termites feed on wood and destroy every wooden furniture or accessory in their presence. This is what makes people wonder if their raised beds attract termites into their homes. Raised beds attract termites and cause termite infestation. However, infection depends largely on many conditions, such as the wood you use, the humidity of the raised bed the general area of ​​your garden, and the location of the horticultural bed. Many blame their raised beds for the infection. But the reality is different. The termites you see in your backyard do not have to be due to raised beds. You may have other items that attract termites in their backyard. What attracts termites? It is common to grow beds to attract termites - these annoying pests like to be in moist and vegetative places like gardens. Since there are no te

Protect Your Garden From Pests

Ways to Protect Your Garden From Pests There are some things that are more disgusting to a gardener than the fact that all of their hard work is destroyed by the small mouths and claws of insects. If you are in the process of trying to save your precious plants and vegetables from the destructive power of rats, deer, rabbits, and insects, we are here to help. Read on to see the 10 best ways to keep your garden safe from all kinds of pests! 1. Destroy your garden from temptation If squirrels, deer, and rabbits enjoy the benefits of your hard work, you need to tidy up the garden space. Pony plants recommend cleaning the underside of bird feed, covering litter covers, and removing fallen nuts and fruits from the garden. 2. Create less glamor Cutting tall grass, removing brush piles, and removing nests make it harder for insects to disappear. This should prevent most pests from entering the garden area, the gardener recommends supply. 3. Throw away the stench If you know the ty

Guide to Common Organic Garden Pesticides

 Organic Garden Pesticides Related Post - Garden Ideas  It would be nice if the garden didn’t need pesticides, but problems do occur. If left unattended, pests can destroy leaves, flowers, and fruits and spread diseases quickly. When a problem is severe enough to require control, first achieve the least toxic option. Whether it is the removal of pests by hand or the use of the organic pesticide mentioned here. Remember, a pesticide is organic so it does no harm. Always follow label directions and remember not to overdo it even with organic ingredients. Take care of your garden carefully and try to find problems in advance. If you practice good integrated pest management with a wide range of plants, good growing conditions, birds, and natural predators such as beneficial insects and healthy soil, you will not have to reach for frequent sprays. Insecticide soap Ingredients Application: Insecticide soap should be in direct contact with the pest. Once dry it will no longer wor