Posts tagged with: insects

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 #238: White Flies

Over 1500 species of white flies have been described, and they can feed off fruit trees, most vegetables, and many ornamental plants. Learn how you can control them with insecticidal soap in this week’s tip

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Tip #26 What Are Some More Beneficial Insects For My Garden?

Lacewing, hoverflies, and ladybugs are just a few beneficial insects for your garden. Learn what to plant to attract them into your garden

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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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