How To Get Rid Of Aphids Safely

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Do you see stunted growth, distorted and yellowing leaves, and an ugly black sticky goop on a plant in your garden? It may mean that you have aphids. A wide variety of plants are an aphids feeding groun, and in severe cases a plant attacked by aphids will fail to thrive. As they eat, they discharge a sticky substance, called honeydew, which quickly becomes infested with a black sooty mold. They spread viruses; many incurable. Just a few of many important reasons to take steps necessary to controlling aphids in the garden. How to Get Rid of Aphids Naturally Killing aphids naturally is not only better for the environment, it’s also more effective. Aphids don’t respond well to insecticides, but you can get them under control by taking advantage of…
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Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover

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Trifolium incarnatum, the botanical name for Crimson Clover means "blood red". Crimson clover is a cool-season annual (in southern states) that is relatively easy to grow and is more tolerant of poor soils than other clovers. A benefit of crimson clover is it is relatively inexpensive. It is less than half the price of perennial clovers, but quite productive. Crimson when plowed in after the spring, provides an excellent source of nitrogen for a summer planted crops. Requirements Soil: Loam, neutral, well-drained, adapts to soil of low fertility Climate: Any, but not winter hardy north of New Jersey Planting Per acre: 30 pounds Per 1000 square feet: 1 pound Seed Depth: 1/2 inch Season Sow: Fall or Spring Turn under: Spring or Fall See Also... Grow Your Own Nitrogen Green…
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Spring Planting Schedule for Food Garden

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Spring Planting Schedule for VegetablesWhen your average last frost is on (choose your date) Variety March 20 March 30 April 10 April 20 April 30 May 10; May 20 BEAN, LIMA April 1 April 15 April 20 May 1 May 10 May 20 JUNE 1 BEAN, SNAP March 25 April 10 April 15 April 25 May 5 May 15 May 25 BEET Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 BROCCOLI, PLANTS Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 CABBAGE, PLANTS Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 CARROT Feb 15 March 1 March 10 March 20 April 1 April 15 April 25 CHARD Feb 20 March 1 March 15…
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Trichogramma Wasp

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Prevent worm pests before plants become damaged with these moth egg parasites. The Trichogramma are a group of minute wasps (smaller than a needle’s eye) that lay their eggs in pest moth eggs, where the wasp offspring develop, kill the pest larvae, and produce new wasps. [caption id="attachment_2470" align="alignright" width="259"] photo courtesy Peggy Greb, USDA Agricultural Research Service, #5526014 Bugwood.org [/caption] Preferred food: The eggs of more than 200 pests, including borers, webworms, loopers, leafworms, fruitworms, cutworms, bollworms, and armyworms (except beet armyworms). The wasps lay their eggs in the pest eggs, killing them. The adult wasps emerge anywhere from 7 to 75 days, depending on temperature and moisture. Trichogramma wasps attacks eggs of over 200 varieties of insects, almost all moth and butterfly eggs that hatch into worm pests.…
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