Common Pepper Plant Diseases and Treatments

Fungus related diseases are the most common in Pepper plants. Plants generally display discoloration, spots, and poor growth. Pepper leaves may yellow and drop off. Many of these diseases of pepper plants can be prevented by: Planting disease-resistant varieties Rotating vegetable crops every other year Implementing proper watering and cultivation techniques. Keeping the area free of … Read more Common Pepper Plant Diseases and Treatments

Pickleworm Control – Identification and Treatment (Pictures)

What Are Pickleworms? Pickleworms [Diaphania nitidalis] feed on circubits, which includes all types of cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, and melons. Their life cycle is approximately one month. Overlapping generations occur. Their minute eggs are white when deposited on the buds, flowers, and other portions of the plant, but change to yellow after the first day. They … Read more Pickleworm Control – Identification and Treatment (Pictures)

Leafroller Caterpillar Control: Identification and Treatments (Pictures)

What are Leafrollers? Leafrollers are small greenish to green/brown caterpillars (moth larvae) that feed on leaves, buds, and fruit. They’re the worm in your apple (Or 1/2 worm as the case may be). They are a common problem on fruit trees and ornamental trees, occasionally on vegetable garden plants, but rarely. Some of the more … Read more Leafroller Caterpillar Control: Identification and Treatments (Pictures)

Cabbage Looper (Trichoplusia ni) Control and Identification (Pictures)

If you think you may be suffering from a cabbage looper infestation, the first step is to confirm that cabbage loopers are present. Below we will help you identify cabbage loopers and if it is indeed what is invading your garden, help you control and eliminate the unwanted pests. Identifying Cabbage Loopers Trichoplusia ni, otherwise … Read more Cabbage Looper (Trichoplusia ni) Control and Identification (Pictures)

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