garden pests

Garden Pest Control: Fight Slugs With Ground Beetles!

by Polly Garden Recipes

Speaking about garden pest control, ground beetles are one of the most beneficial insects there, although it must be admitted, they probably have bad breath. That’s because these beetles eat slugs! Most ground beetles only eat slug eggs and baby slugs, but one particularly voracious variety is called the “slug-snail destroyer,” and it takes on […]

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It’s A Season Of Marigolds. Marigold’s Secret Mission

by Polly Creating Healthy And Balanced Soil

Marigolds truly live up to their name – a sea of molten gold flowers that have many more uses besides being beautiful in your garden. They are made for summer. To meet the demands of their native lands–chiefly Mexico and Central America–members of the marigold family  had to flourish in hot sun as well as […]

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Garden Bugs: Say Good Bye To Them

by Polly Need To Garden & Eat Organically

We’ve discovered a lot of great ways to say good bye to garden bugs thanks to years of experimenting with all kinds of pest control tips. One of the most reliable ways we uncovered also makes our garden look lovely, too! What’s the secret? We grow lots of flowers and herbs along with our veggies! […]

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Garden Pest Control

by Polly Need To Garden & Eat Organically

Natural pest control is safer for your garden, your family, the natural wildlife and the environment. Organic garden pest control works as follows: Smell Garlic, tobacco, rhubarb and other strong smelling substances like fish repel pests. Oil Mineral oil, vegetable oils, cottonseed oil will suffocate soft-bodied pests. Soap Natural vegetable based soaps  are added to […]

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Vegetable Garden: Plant Diseases

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

No matter how much garlic we grow in our vegetable garden, we never have enough to fight plant diseases. Besides the generous quantities we harvest for cooking, garlic provides a key ingredient for many of our garden tonics. Garlic is not only a great insect repellent – it’s also an amazing antibiotic for sickly plants. […]

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