Organic Methods to Control Spider Mites

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For self reliant gardeners an indoor garden is often the choice to ensure food for the winter months. To maximize the yield, all precautions are taken and yet you still find your plants suffer and/or die due to pest damage. I hope you find these organic methods to control spider mites, the most frequent and …

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Homemade Dormant Oil for Fruit Trees

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Sometimes I think that pests, like scales, aphids and mites adore my fruit trees as much as I do. They feast on the juicy tender plant parts in the warm summer and overwinter on my fruit trees. Dormant oil does help control these annoying little pests and homemade dormant oils are safe for use on …

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Stop Rabbits from Eating Your Garden

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Need to stop rabbits from eating your garden? It has been a tough season for animal problems in the garden. On Feeding Rabbits… Did you ever raise rabbits as a child? I would be willing to bet that some of you did! I’d be hard pressed to think of an animal I didn’t raise! But …

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Organic Insect Spray Recipes

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Use of organic sprays are more friendly to the environment. They are comprised of common organic materials, soaps and occasionally other environmentally friendly materials. They are often home brewed recipes that you can make and save money along the way. Or, if you are not inclined to make up a batch of your own, they are readily available at most garden supply stores.

Companion Plants Top 10 Best

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Some plants do better when in the company of other plants for a variety of reasons…to repel harmful insects, to attract useful insects, or to enhance the growth rate and flavor of other plants. Companion planting helps bring a balanced eco-system to your garden. Every garden is different with different problems. All problems will not be eliminated, but it is definitely worth experimenting with companion planting. Below are the top 10 plant companion combinations.

Benefit and Value of Insects in the Organic Food Garden

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Home gardeners often use more pesticides per square foot in their gardens than farmers do in the fields, thinking that if a little is good, more will be better. This is a serious mistake. Over-use of pesticides has a number of adverse effects: It makes your food less safe to eat, especially if there are …

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