How To Organically Control Caterpillars in Your Garden

A common pest to most outdoor and greenhouse gardens are caterpillars. These are ravenous feeders that, when left unchecked, do lots damage. There are a few precautions that you can take that will defeat these quickly and safely. First step is knowing what to look for to identify caterpillar activity. One sure way to tell is when you see your flowers partially eaten and small black specks are left around the area. Those are the droppings of the caterpillar and … Continue Reading


Managing Spider Mites in your garden

Spider mites are one of the most common garden pests and can be found feeding on the leaves and stems of vegetables, plants, fruit trees, and vines.  Spider mite control becomes increasingly difficult once the pest has been well established in the garden so early detection is very important.  Although related to insects, mites are not insects but members of the arachnid class along with spiders and ticks.  The spider mite also known as “web-spinning mite” is the most common … Continue Reading


Least toxic pest and disease control sprays

When looking at spray options in relation to pest management, it is important to look at what you are trying to achieve.  If you are growing fruits, vegetables, or greens; the least “toxic” approach is always best.  Over the years a number of products have been developed to combat the various pests in the garden, with some having more successful than others.  With all the choices these days on the shelf, here is a breakdown of some of the least … Continue Reading