An Organic Fix for Cucumber Beetles?

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5 May 2013
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Cucumber are one of the things that all gardeners love to grow! Why? They are relatively easy and vines are fun to train on various garden ornaments. Check Pinterest to see amazing ways people have trained vegetable vines!

Everyone is looking for organic solutions, asking how did vegetables survive before we had technical materials meaning pesticides?

Every plant or bug has a natural friend and enemy. The enemy of the cucumber plant is the cucumber beetle. By planting three nasturtium for every cucumber plant, expert gardeners agree this will keep the beetles at bay. Keep in mind too, the leaves and flowers of the nasturtium if organically treated are also edible-no waste!

What other vegetables are you considering planting and need an organic solution for?



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  1. […] week I wrote about cucumber beetles and stated that everything has a natural enemy and a natural […]

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