Susan Eitel

Susan Eitel has a degree in landscape horticulture from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. She has worked in the hydroponics industry for more than 25 years. Susan has always been interested in beneficial insects and integrated pest management. She lives in the Niagara area with her beloved husband and dog.

Articles by Susan Eitel


Bug Off: Pest Control Basics Bug Off: Pest Control Basics Bug Off: Pest Control Basics Bug Off: Pest Control Basics


The most common plant pests include aphids, spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats and whiteflies. Some, if not all, are eventually going to...

Free Your Garden From Spider Mites and Fungus Gnats Free Your Garden From Spider Mites and Fungus Gnats Free Your Garden From Spider Mites and Fungus Gnats Free Your Garden From Spider Mites and Fungus Gnats


Spider mites and fungus gnats are common pests that multiply fast and can quickly get out of hand in the garden.

A Good Gardener is an SOB’er A Good Gardener is an SOB’er A Good Gardener is an SOB’er A Good Gardener is an SOB’er


The complexity of nature indicates bees are of vital importance to the well-being of multiple species, yet bee populations remain in danger.

Garden Cloches: Giving plants More time Garden Cloches: Giving plants More time Garden Cloches: Giving plants More time Garden Cloches: Giving plants More time


The cloche serves the same function as cold frames, movable row covers and greenhouses, but only in a smaller, single-serving size.

Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden Where Water Comes From:  Sourcing Water for Your Hydroponic Garden


There are many places where water comes from, and each source affects your plants differently. Read on to learn about the different water...

How to Identify Indoor Garden Pests & Diseases How to Identify Indoor Garden Pests & Diseases How to Identify Indoor Garden Pests & Diseases How to Identify Indoor Garden Pests & Diseases


If you need a little help addressing a pest or disease problem in your growroom, look no further than Susan Eitel’s handy guide to...

Making the Most of a Container Garden Making the Most of a Container Garden Making the Most of a Container Garden Making the Most of a Container Garden


Today’s style of container gardening offers urban growers more variety than ever before. With so many varieties to choose from, growers can...

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