Showing posts with label Pests & Diseases. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pests & Diseases. Show all posts

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wild Parsnip--Beautiful but Dangerous

Wild Parsnip is blooming beautifully along the roadsides in Lanark County (and lots of other places).  While the root of this plant is edible, the sap can cause severe burns.  Be very careful.  Do not pick.  If removing from your property, wear protective clothing and glasses.  Do not use a "whipper".  Read more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Earwigs--Friend or Foe?

Earwigs can be a great friend to the gardener in their place.  How can you control them without using chemicals?  Read more

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology Book Review

Insects and Gardens Book Review.  The premis of this book is that it is time we stopped waging war on Insects.  Read more

Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control--Book Review

The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control--Book Review.  This handbook provides  complete guide to maintaining a healthy garden and yard in the Earth friendly way.  Read more.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rose Sawfly

What are those caterpillars that are eating my roses plants?  They aren't caterpillars, they are Rose Sawfly Larvae.  Read more

Gardening and the Pesticide Ban

With the introduction of the ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides, gardening has become more difficult for the home gardener in Ontario.  How can we keep our gardens beautiful and productive?  Read more

Early Blight on Tomatoes

Why are my tomato leaves getting ugly brown splotches?  What can I do about it?  Read more

Lawn Care without Pesticides

With the Ontario Governments ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides, many home owners are struggling to keep their lawns beautiful.  How can you do it?  Read more.

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