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Keep Cabbage-Loving Caterpillars in Check

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Identification, row covers, natural enemies, and Bt keep cabbage caterpillars from making your cole crops look like Swiss cheese.

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A Whitefly in the Ointment

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Defense against whiteflies begins with garden diversity.

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How to Control Voles in Your Garden

How to Control Voles in Your Garden

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Voles are cute until they damage special plantings. Sheila Davis tells how to manage habitat in your garden to discourage the critters.

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Using Manure to Fertilize Your Garden

Using Manure to Fertilize Your Garden

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Whether it's from cows, goats, rabbits, or birds, manure makes for good growing.

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Squashing Squash Bugs

Squashing Squash Bugs

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Insect predators and prevention keep squash bug numbers under control.

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The Sex Life of Flowers: a Primer on Pollination

The Sex Life of Flowers: a Primer on Pollination

A blossom is nothing more than a lure, designed to attract bees or other polinators to move pollen from anther to pistil.

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Pyrethrum-Based Insecticides from Chrysanthemums

Pyrethrum-Based Insecticides from Chrysanthemums

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If hand-picking or spraying with water are ineffective and Bt doesn't solve your problem, consider stepping up to a pyrethrum based insecticide. Use it judiciously: It is relatively safe for people and pets, but it will kill all insects it comes in contact with, pests and beneficials alike.

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Vermicompost as a Soil Amendment

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