If you ve ever tried to grow watermelons Citrullus lanatus , you ve probably noticed insects, such as aphids, leafminers and caterpillars, like to eat parts of the plant almost as much as you enjoy eating the fruit. Because you ll be eating the watermelons, spraying them with natural pest-ridding solutions is a safer alternative than mysterious chemical-based sprays. Mix 1 part of the fermented solution with 7 parts water as a spray for the leaves and vines of the watermelon plants. Two-spotted spider mites Tetranychus urticae can be a serious problem on cucurbits, especially on watermelons and cantaloupes, during hot, dry weather. It also feeds on other cucurbits, such as winter squash and watermelons, but usually does little damage.
They attain maturity rapidly and plantings can be staggered to provide a wealth of radishes throughout the growing season. You are growing radishes because you like to eat them, so it s no surprise that there are plenty of bugs that eat radishes too. The Read more
By the late 18th century, and into the early 19th century, kohlrabi was being grown in larger scale production in Ireland and England, and also found its way to the United States during that time. To keep these problems at bay, be sure your kohlrabi Read more
The same pests that like cabbage and kale will also flock to collards if given the chance. A few bugs enjoy eating their way through the leaves of collards. Unlike other cabbage family relatives, such as kale, collards can handle a bit of heat, making Read more
They are most commonly found on squash plants hence the name such as zucchini, winter squash, and pumpkins, but they may also affect other crops in the cucurbit family like cucumbers, cantaloupe, and watermelon. These prevalent pests can do an enormous amount of damage to Read more
Taking albizia along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness. The appropriate dose of albizia depends on several factors such as the user s age, health, and several other conditions. It is not known if albizia is safe.
The two-layer Japanese apple bags are more durable and produce apples that are higher in quality than the local bags, but they are more difficult to find. The bag is placed over the developing apple by slipping the slit of the bag over the stem Read more
They affect many types of plants, including tomatillos. The virus can easily spread to other tomatillos or their nightshade relatives by touching the plants, so always wash your hands after handling infected plants. Furthermore, if you are facing late blight, it often it isn t Read more
Female snout weevils lay eggs in the base of the agave. When leaf-footed plant bugs pierce the flesh of agave, they leave a light yellow scar on the plant. Armored scales that attack agave include latania scale Hemiberlesia lataniae , oleander scale Aspidiotus nerii and Read more
A good way to avoid insects is to keep the leaves of the asters dry, and to plant them with good spacing, also taking care to clear weeds and debris bugs tend to thrive in moist, overgrown areas. Some other common aster pests are. Keep Read more
There s not an easy way to control leaf miners, but you can start taking some DIY measures at home to get rid of them naturally from your Swiss chard. A lot of growers are often confused and suspect that an animal is eating the Read more
It grows best in the cool part of the year, but with bolt-resistant varieties and a little shade, you can grow spinach in summer too. Slugs and snails Slugs and snails also leave holes in spinach leaves. There are a number of insects that feast Read more
The damage done by squash bugs is particularly destructive, they pierce plants in multiple sites, causing vines and leaves to collapse as they suck the sap. By preparing yourself before problems arise, you can keep squash bugs from stealing your cucurbit crop. Also transmitted via Read more
Snout weevils Scyphophorus acupunctatus are serious pests and feed on several species of agave. Enemies of agave include several types of bugs that can mar the plant s appearance and lead to severe damage. Similar in appearance to cacti, agave are succulent perennials with fleshy, Read more
Achillea millefolium yarrow Ammi majus laceflower Anethum graveolens dill Angelica species angelica Baccharis species baccharis Boltonia asteroides boltonia Coreopsis species tickseed cosmos Eriogonum species native buckwheat Eupatorium perfoliatum common boneset sunflower Leucanthemum x superbum shasta daisy sweet alyssum lacy phacelia Pycnanthemum species mountain mint Ratibida Read more
Please identify the pest which is eating my horseradish leaves until they are lacy. The bitter zing of horseradish comes from a chemical called allyl isothiocyanate, which is produced when the chemicals sinigrin and myrosin combine in water. I want to grow my own horseradish Read more
Instructions on how to grow a baby toes plant are easy enough for children and young people, who adore the fascinating little plant. Like many succulents, Fenestraria baby toes produces offsets as the clusters of leaves mature and spread. Starting baby toes from seed can Read more
Allow the soap spray to stay on the celery plants for a few hours before rinsing it off the plant with a hose. Never apply homemade or commercial pesticides to water-stressed plants and always water the celery the day before treatment. Use household items to Read more
There s nothing like eating a fresh, ripe apricot straight from the tree. You can often prevent apricot tree problems caused by mites by keeping dust levels down, spraying leaves frequently with a water hose during dry weather, and refraining from the use of broad-spectrum Read more
Hornworms can feed non-stop, leaving behind spotty and chewed leaves and tomatoes. Some will actually be good for your plants, some will attack pests that do go after your tomatoes, and others won t affect your tomato plants at all. 1 2 teaspoon of cornmeal Read more
Apart from pests and disease, asters can also suffer from too much or too little water. Some other common aster pests are. Keep reading to learn more about common aster pests and other difficulties, and how to deal with these aster plant problems. It is Read more
A rich soil amended with humus, compost, or manure is sufficient for Baby's tears plants. Baby's tears plants grow quickly and need to be repotted regularly.
Spraying sorrel from pests. Used for the defeat of sorrel by aphids, detergent solution or chemicals such as Phenoxina PLUS have a detrimental effect on the bear, sorrel is sprayed with Bordeaux liquid 10 days before harvesting the leaves in case of damage with downy Read more
Crossed-striped cabbageworm larva Evergestis rimosalis. They fly around cabbage plants during the day. Cross-striped cabbageworms prefer the tender terminal buds and the heads of cole crop plants and riddle them with holes. We use them in our garden to prevent cabbage worm damage as well Read more
The eggs hatch into orange larvae which feed exclusively on asparagus berries. Spotted asparagus beetles and common asparagus beetles are related and both only eat asparagus, but the spotted asparagus beetle is less destructive. There are two types of asparagus beetles. Because asparagus beetles are Read more
As the name suggests, allium plants are members of the Allium family and include such plants as onions, leeks, garlic, and chives. These pests can ruin crops of onions, garlic, leeks, and other alliums. Larvae mine into the leaves, stalks, onions dry bulb, green , Read more
The aloe vera is most commonly grown indoors as a houseplant. The aloe vera is most commonly grown indoors as a houseplant. The aloe vera is a member of the Lily family Liliaceae.
Most of the organisms whose DNA turned up in the study do indeed spend the earliest parts of their life cycle as free-floating eggs or microscopic larvae skittering through the water, so it makes sense that the sea anemones would gorge upon them. Other scientists Read more
Abelia, agarita, barberry, spirea, Texas sage, sumac, and Texas honeysuckle are all good shrubs for nectar. Small trees and shrub types include desert willow, Eastern red cedar, flameleaf and evergreen sumac, roughleaf dogwood, Texas buckeye, Texas mountain laurel, Texas persimmon, agarita, ceniza or Texas sage, Read more
The birds have started eating my artichoke plants. Before the black aphids were thick on the tips of my fava beanstalks, their green country cousins were heavy on those artichoke plants along the fronds of the leaves, caked around the neck of the chokes, even Read more
Unfortunately, slugs thrive in the cool humid weather that turnips thrive in, and these slimy pests will voraciously feed on all cruciferous vegetables. If you see clouds of tiny white insects flying up from your turnips whenever you disturb them, your plants are infested with Read more
While many beneficial insects find anise hyssop irresistible, its strong scent repels many pests, and therefore it is often planted among vegetables. The beautiful, long-blooming flowers of anise hyssop attract many beneficial insects in search of nectar. Medicinally, anise hyssop is a soothing expectorant, relieving Read more
Avoid rots by planting asters only in well-draining soil. As plants go, asters are relatively problem free. There are, however, several common aster pests and diseases that can become a problem if left untreated. Many plants in the carrot and aster families offer just that.
Commonly confused for baby tears, Pilea depressa is still a beautiful houseplant.
There have been reports of infection from consumption of juice, prepared from acai berries or other fruits or imported sugar cane, which is contaminated during processing by immature triatomine bugs carrying the parasite.
Onion flies do not target onions alone. The quercetin in red onions is even known to help fight against cancer. To keep the first generation from attacking your onions, plant them in your garden as late in the season as possible. Green onions take up Read more
Applying the methods below regularly will ensure you do not get an infestation of allium leaf miner. As the name suggests, allium plants are members of the Allium family and include such plants as onions, leeks, garlic, and chives. How to co ntrol allium leaf Read more
The pollen that falls from Isastilbe can be collected by trained bees who are equipped with special beehives. In fact this is the most popular native flower of Germany, the inspiration for the common name of Isastilbe. If you live in an area with a Read more
Better still, hoverflies love sweet alyssum. For example, in South Florida where we garden, sweet alyssum is a wonderful performer for us in the cool season. The ones that love the sweet alyssum and whose offspring crave the aphid mimic the coloration of a bumblebee. Read more