Learn how to manage gardening pests and diseases using organic methods.

Got garden spiders? Here’s why that’s a good thing…

Do you have spiders in your garden? Find out why garden spiders are a GOOD thing and what the world (and your garden) would be like without spiders.   We're often asked the question, “what should I do

Long-tailed skippers: bean pest or helpful butterfly?

Have you ever cursed the bean leafrollers munching on your bean plant's leaves? Have you ever marveled at the beauty of long-tailed skippers (Urbanus proteus) butterflies?  If so, you might be surprised to know that

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How to get rid of aphids organically

In this article, you'll learn all about aphids, how they can actually be beneficial to your garden, and how to treat them organically if necessary.  What are aphids?  Aphids are small, sap-sucking insects in the

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Winter Gardening Tips from Master Gardener and Permaculturist Eliza Lord

I'm often asked for winter gardening tips or how to get started with a cold season garden. My answer? It depends on where you're located, what you like eating, and when you want to harvest your

6 ways to prevent or stop squash vine borers

Squash vine borers are one of the most common and destructive pests, killing countless summer and winter squash plants each year. Here's how to identify squash vine borers, plus how to prevent them or stop

How to work with insects to grow an amazing garden

95% of insects are beneficial or benign. Insects are necessary for a healthy, productive garden, and they play an essential role in nature. Learn to work with insects to become a better organic gardener.  Updated: May

Five Tomato Growing Tricks You Need to Start Using

These five tomato growing tricks will help you grow your best tomatoes ever this summer! Last updated: May 8, 2019  If you're like most people, tomatoes are probably the first thing that comes to mind

Top 5 reasons you keep killing your potted tomato plants

Trying to figure out the right way to grow potted tomatoes without killing them? We'll show you the five most common ways people kill their potted tomato plants, and how you can avoid making the

Organic pest control for kale & other brassica pest insects

Learn about organic pest control for your kale and other brassica plants if you're tired of insects getting more food from your garden than you do! Last updated: May 6, 2019 Our edible organic landscape

Is your garden fertilizer causing pest insect infestations on your plants?

Is there a connection between the fertilizers you use and the pest insect problems you're having? Decades of research says "yes." Here's what you can do about it. If you want to seriously geek out