Copyright (c) 2019 en-us Vegetable Gardener - "Pests" tag posts Vegetable Gardener - "Pests" tag posts Tue, 23 Jul 2019 02:08:37 -0500 Vegetable Gardener - "Pests" tag posts Vegetable Gardener - "Pests" tag posts <![CDATA[Book Review - Good Bug Bad Bug]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:00:00 -0500 Book Review - Good Bug Bad Bug Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Good Bug Bad Bug, by Jessica Walliser, is an indispensable field guide for quickly and easily identifying the most common garden pests and beneficial insects. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Protect Your Garden Naturally]]> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 08:00:00 -0500 How to Protect Your Garden Naturally Posted by WesternGardener
If you’re tired of fighting pests in your garden, you need to arm yourself with Ed Rosenthal’s new book. "Protect Your Garden" is a troubleshooting guide for growing a healthy garden for you and your pets. ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY Raised Bed (Removable) Pest Gate]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:00:00 -0500 DIY Raised Bed (Removable) Pest Gate Posted by yourownvictorygarden
This do-it-yourself pest gate is removable and can help keep out unwanted guests. ]]>
<![CDATA[Book Review: Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:00:00 -0500 Book Review: Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Posted by yourownvictorygarden
The Texas Bug Book is a glossary of the most common pests and beneficials around the garden. ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Tiny reddish-orange specks crawling on cement block and rock, what are they?]]> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 08:10:00 -0500 10shoe
I bought some large Noyo rock (football size) and some cement retaining wall block. It's stacked and piled on a cement pad. I noticed tiny pin prick size reddish orange specks crawling all over them... ]]>
<![CDATA[Some thoughts on Groundhog Day]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:40:00 -0500 Some thoughts on Groundhog Day Posted by Ruth
You say groundhogs, I say woodchucks. Either way, February 2 is their special day. ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Squash Bug Control]]> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:26:09 -0500 Video: Squash Bug Control Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Here are some organic solutions to control squash bugs, featuring an insecticidal soap recipe. ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Japanese Beetles ]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:35:00 -0500 QUESTION: Japanese Beetles Posted by Janni
The Japanese beetles are back.  I hand pick them or knock them into soapy water in a little dish.  They drown immediately but I am wondering if there is another way to trap them.  I do... ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:03:24 -0500 QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes Posted by Gina123
I have several tomato plants and as soon as one of the tomatoes get red and ripe almost ready to pick something comes along and takes bites out of it. I am pretty sure it is birds because it happens... ]]>
<![CDATA[Low-Cost Deer Defense]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:40:02 -0500 Low-Cost Deer Defense Posted by cookinwithherbs
An easy, recyclable deer defense creates a visual moving barrier to keep deer out of the garden. Watch the video... ]]>
<![CDATA[Pest-Fighting Flowers]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 07:00:00 -0500 Pest-Fighting Flowers Posted by yourownvictorygarden
Growing flowers alongside your veggies can greatly help in the fight against pests. ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Skunk or Squirrel?]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:47:11 -0500 QUESTION: Skunk or Squirrel? Posted by Auburn6219
Every year without fail, my containers of herbs, flowering plants and tomatoes are "dug up" by an animal (not sure what animal it is just yet). It appears that what ever it is will dig them up at the... ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Help! Nematodes Are Killing My Beloved Tomatoes]]> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 14:49:44 -0500 QUESTION: Help! Nematodes Are Killing My Beloved Tomatoes Posted by surfgirl
Okay, so I'm only a second season backyard gardener and for gardening info, I'm based in Southern California, a few blocks from the ocean. We put in two 4x6 beds last year and had bumper crops... ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Zucchini Pests: Help! What Are They and How to I Kill Them?]]> Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:00:00 -0500 QUESTION: Zucchini Pests: Help! What Are They and How to I Kill Them? Posted by curryleaf
I'm so depressed. Every year mid-summer, pests swarm my community garden and kill every zucchini/squash plant in sight. Can you please help me name these bugs and get strategies to fight them in the... ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants?]]> Sun, 13 Jun 2010 12:31:10 -0500 QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants? Posted by dragonfle
I see assasin bugs on my tomatoes but not many other bugs. However several tomatoes were damaged and rotted on the plant before they were ripe. Will the assasin bugs cause any harm to the... ]]>
<![CDATA[A Gopher in Your Garden]]> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 11:42:52 -0500 A Gopher in Your Garden Posted by ChrisMcLaughlin
After watching these gardeners try every back-breaking, mind-numbing thing they could think of to protect their own, I've decided to throw in the towel before I ever break a sweat. ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Aphids]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:25:48 -0500 QUESTION: Aphids Posted by FarmerJoe108
What is the best way to keep aphids off of my green pepper plant? ]]>
<![CDATA[QUESTION: Keeping Groundhogs Out of Raised Beds]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 09:50:00 -0500 QUESTION: Keeping Groundhogs Out of Raised Beds Posted by ggltd
Groundhogs (aka woodchucks) dug under the gate and wiped out my cabbages. What can I do? ]]>
<![CDATA[Garlic and Chile Insecticidal Soap Spray]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:40:00 -0500 Garlic and Chile Insecticidal Soap Spray Posted by cookinwithherbs
I have been making this spray for more than 20 years--I don't remember where the idea came from--perhaps an old issue of Organic Gardening or Mother Earth News. I do know that the recipe works. It is... ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Controlling Apple Maggots]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2009 01:00:00 -0500 Video: Controlling Apple Maggots Posted by Lee_Reich
If you you live east of the Rockies and grow apple trees, you've probably been "bugged" by apple maggots, or railroad worms. Luckily, apple maggots are easy to control without spraying. Here's how to create a simple pesticide-free trap for just a few dollars. ]]>