Pests and Pest Control


Fighting Fungi the Organic Way Fighting Fungi the Organic Way Fighting Fungi the Organic Way Fighting Fungi the Organic Way


When fungi problems strike in the vegetable garden, the results can be catastrophic. Eric Hopper has the latest on organic solutions that...

How to Get Rid of Aphids, Brown Fungus, and Early Blight How to Get Rid of Aphids, Brown Fungus, and Early Blight How to Get Rid of Aphids, Brown Fungus, and Early Blight How to Get Rid of Aphids, Brown Fungus, and Early Blight


Alan Ray has some ideas on how to combat aphids, brown fungus, early blight and black spot naturally.

When Plants Blight Back: Plant-Eating Pests and Their Predators When Plants Blight Back: Plant-Eating Pests and Their Predators When Plants Blight Back: Plant-Eating Pests and Their Predators When Plants Blight Back: Plant-Eating Pests and Their Predators


Proper identification of insect colonies can be tough for hobby gardeners. Fortunately, a magnifying glass paired with this simple guide to...

Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots. Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots. Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots. Colony of root aphids sucking on dandelion roots.


Root aphids have become a problem for indoor growers and farmers alike.

How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure How to Respond to Crop Failure


Despite best efforts by beginners and experts alike, crop failure is part of being a grower. From bugs to mold, overwatering and...

Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever Vegetable Growing Hacks for Your Best Haul Ever


From plastic forks, coffee filters, diapers, and eggshells, there are many common household items that can help you out in the garden,...

Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden Dealing with Hornworms in the Garden


With an ultimate camouflage making them hard to spot, tomato hornworms are elusive and can wreak havoc on your plants. Alan Ray explains...

Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control Multi-tasking Bees are the Superheroes of Pest Control


Bees have not only long held a crucial role as large-scale pollinators, they have now been recruited as allies in the grower’s fight...

What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting What’s the Problem? Hydroponic Troubleshooting


Many of the problems we encounter in a hydroponic garden are fairly easy to identify. But sometimes the problem plaguing your plants isn’t...

How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices How to Maintain Growroom Air Quality with Air Purification Devices


Keeping the air fresh and clean in your growroom will not only protect your plants from pathogens and pests, it will help keep your...

Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone. Lettuce growing in a hydroponic system surrounded by ozone.


Ozone is increasingly becoming a go-to resource in hydroponics to battle waterborne and airborne pathogens. While effective, ozone demands...

A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves. A yellow yield sign in a hedge of green leaves.


Yellow leaves are part of nature’s process but can sometimes mean trouble for your plants. Sally Nex examines seven reasons why leaves go...

Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass. Young girl examining plants in a raised garden bed through a magnifying glass.


Not all traditional companion planting recommendations hold up to modern day science, but some do. Monica Mansfield pored through numerous...

Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden Pest and Pathogen Prevention in an Indoor Garden


Preventing pathogens and pests that could destroy an otherwise healthy crop is something every indoor horticulturist should focus on, says...

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Indoor gardening can be a complex hobby with many factors to consider, from lighting and nutrients to pest control and environmental issues...

Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect. Photo of a Squash Vine Borer garden pest insect.


Kate Van Druff identifies nine vegetable-eating insects and provides some ideas on how to eliminate them.

Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity Dissolved Oxygen: The Hidden Necessity


You can’t see it and you don’t even know it’s there—but the dissolved oxygen in your water supply is critical to maintaining the health and...

Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse. Photo of a man spraying organic pesticides in a greenhouse.


One of the best natural pesticides a grower can use against pest insects is a naturally occurring bacteria called bacillus thuringiensis...

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Managing Micro-Organisms in the Garden


Plants need to receive a number of nutrients to thrive. An important step is keeping the bad bacteria at bay, along with establishing and...

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