2013: Year of the Mosquitoes
All the rain that we’ve been having combined with high humidity days makes for happy mosquitoes! The baseline to understanding the bug and what can and cannot be done: #1 Understand that mosquito eradication does not exist. Anyone promising to eliminate all mosquitoes is lying. The EPA had proposed to eliminate the use of temephos in […]
What’s the Organic Fix for Tomato Worms?
Last week I wrote about cucumber beetles and stated that everything has a natural enemy and a natural friend. The friend of the tomato plant is basil. Interesting enough what a great pair in cuisine they make! Tomatoes will often get “Tomato horn worms” on them despite being planted next to basil although in my experience the […]
Garden Does Corn Gluten Meal & Weed Control Work?
Every time I open a gardening magazine, I find yet another “miracle” formula which is supposed to keep weeds at bay. All the rage now is to talk about corn gluten meal, but does it work? Or is the claim that corn gluten meal (CGM) is an effective organic herbicide false? First, what does corn […]
Protect Fido & Your Family Organically (more reasons)
Last week I wrote about How to Protect Fido from Ticks. I received a lot of direct inquires about why organic tick control is a better method than traditional technical material. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the differences. Why organic pesticides-tick sprays in particular-over traditional sprays? The technical material which has been available to all […]