Posts tagged with: aphids

Tip #248: Trap Crops

A trap crop is a method of pest control where an attractive host plant is grown/planted to lure insects away from the main/desired crop. Examples include blue hubbard and squash, and nasturtiums and brassicas.

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Tip #223: Common Kale Pests

Learn about two of the most common kale pests – caterpillars and aphids – and how you can treat and prevent them if discovered.

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Tip #173: Aphids

Aphids are small, soft bodied, pear-shaped insects. They range of size from 1 to 10 millimeters and colours including black, red, green, yellow, and colourless.

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Tip #138: Dormant Oil Spraying of Fruit Trees

Learn about how dormant oil can be applied to fruit trees to control pests like aphids and scale.

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Tip #108: 5 Uses for Spray Bottles in the Garden

Keep spray bottles handy to cool off in summer, control pests, diseases, and apply compost tea

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Lifestyle Videos: Natural Pest Control Part 1

We’ve partnered with our friends at Lifestyle Videos to put together this video on natural pest control.

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Tip #25 Plant Chives to Deter Aphids and Nasturtiums to Trap Them

Alliums like garlic and chives deter aphids. Nasturtiums attract aphids so keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t damage your other veggies.

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Tip #24 Plant Marigolds as Companion Plants to Deter Aphids

Plant marigolds as a companion plant beside tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants.

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Tip 20: What are Good Insects For Your Garden?

Ladybugs, praying mantis, and bees are all great insects to look for in your garden.

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