Identifying Spider Mites on Succulents and How to Get Rid of Them

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Spider mites are the bane of any home gardener’s plant collection. Spider mite infestations can often make succulents unhealthy (or even kill them within days), and if you leave an infestation unchecked, it can quickly spread from one plant to another.  Fortunately, with a little preventative care and a bit of ingenuity, preventing and treating … Read more Identifying Spider Mites on Succulents and How to Get Rid of Them

Using Cinnamon On Plants: A Fungicide, Pesticide, and Rooting Agent

The culinary attributes of Cinnamon are well noted, it’s a great flavoring for a multitude of recipes. What is not well noted is it’s usefulness in the garden. The Cinnamon that we know from our kitchens is derived from tree bark – you guessed it, the cinnamon tree. To the more scientifically astute cinnamon trees … Read more Using Cinnamon On Plants: A Fungicide, Pesticide, and Rooting Agent

9 Beetles Found In The Garden: Identification & Pictures

Most varieties of Beetles feed on developing crops and are harmful in garden soils. Although there are a small handful that are beneficial, they are a rare exception. Identifying which beetles are attacking your garden is the first step in controlling them. Preventive measures can include permaculture tactics such as companion planting as well as … Read more 9 Beetles Found In The Garden: Identification & Pictures

How to Get Rid of Asparagus Beetles in Your Garden

Identification and Control of Asparagus Beetles There are two varieties of asparagus beetle, Common asparagus and its cousin the spotted asparagus beetle. As the name indicates they are pests of asparagus. The common asparagus beetle has a more voracious appetite and causes much more damage. Both varieties are about 1/4 inch long, they have oval-shaped … Read more How to Get Rid of Asparagus Beetles in Your Garden

Cucumbers Mosaic Virus – CMV

Called cucumber mosaic because it was first discovered in cucumbers in the early 20th Century. CMV actually effects over 1200 plant species including cucumbers and related squash, melons and curcubits, tomatoes, Peppers and related plants and nearly all commonly grown vegetable and ornamental garden plants. In fact, it has the widest host range of any … Read more Cucumbers Mosaic Virus – CMV