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

Fruit Worms

Worms that Feed on Fruits and Berries Worms are basically the Larvae, immature stage of any of a number of insects. Primarily various moth species. However some varieties of Beetles commonly produce worms fairly indistinguishable in general appearance and feeding habits from moth larvae. There are thousands of varieties of Worms that will feed on fruits and … Read more Fruit Worms

Honey Bee Death Declining Bee Populations

Plant to Attract Bees An unknown ailment that has been decimating honeybee populations for several years shows no signs of disappearing this year. In fact it appears to be rapidly expanding, commercial beekeepers claim. With their populations cut nearly in half open pollination of crops and vegetable gardens are in jeopardy. There is some evidence … Read more Honey Bee Death Declining Bee Populations

Plants and Plant Based Mosquito Repellants

All Natural Mosquito Deterrents Natures mosquito repellents are effective at repelling mosquitoes and preventing bites as well as curtailing the spread of diseases which mosquitoes carry. No mosquito repellant is 100% effective, either natural or synthetic ones. Different types of mosquitoes react to varying stimuli in different ways. Most mosquitoes are active at dawn or … Read more Plants and Plant Based Mosquito Repellants

Cantaloupe Problems Pests and Disease – Canteloupe and Muskmelon

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis USDA Zones: 3-9 Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 -7.0 Soil Type: Sandy Insects Aphids Aphids are pale yellow to green and feed on the undersides of the youngest leaves and on tender shoots. They reproduce very rapidly and can literally cover stems and leaves in a relatively short time span. The … Read more Cantaloupe Problems Pests and Disease – Canteloupe and Muskmelon