Using eggshells in the garden can improve your harvest and save you a bit of money, too. Instead of buying supplements or pesticides, use eggshells in the garden to deter pests (slugs and deer!), improve the soil, and boost compost. No sense sending eggshells to the landfill when you can use them in the garden!
These common plant diseases and pest problems impact both indoor and outdoor plants, but you’ll need to be especially vigilant during seed starting season. Indoor plants can be plagued by these plant diseases, but there are natural methods to control them so you won’t have to resort to toxic pest control.
Companion planting is growing specific herbs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables in close proximity to each other, enhancing the growth of both plants. These 7 herbs and flowers all have excellent pest repelling properties to help your vegetable garden thrive. Here’s how to get started companion planting with herbs.
Organic pest control doesn’t have to mean fruits and veggies riddled with worms. Your vegetable garden can thrive without the addition of poisons. Here’s how to use organic pest control methods to keep your vegetable garden thriving without pest damage.
I’m experimenting with an unexpected “organic pest control” method to outsmart the pickleworm. Maybe THIS year I’ll have zucchini!
Chinese rose beetles and the Japanese beetle can wreak havoc in a hurry. Here are two methods of natural Japanese beetle control that will reduce their population (as well as that of the Chinese rose beetle). One method of control is a long-game, though — get started with milky spore now.
Backyard chickens are great for providing eggs (and sometimes meat), but did you know they can actually save you time with your yard work? Raising chickens is great fun and they give you eggs, but they’re also an asset in the garden. Not to mention, they provide copious amounts of chicken manure.
Growing buckwheat: It’s surprisingly good at creating lots of unexpected benefits in a vegetable garden. PLUS, it’s super easy to grow.
Natural aphid killer? It’s time for a little aphid control with a two-pronged approach. You need to control the aphids AND the ants.