Pest Control

Extend the Smart Pot Season
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Extend the Smart Pot Season

Plant fast-growing crops to extend the season Gardeners with large vegetable beds often take extraordinary steps to extend their gardening season. They build low tunnels, design special covers and use other methods to help keep the garden going in cold weather. Small-space gardeners can get more from their vegetable gardens, too. One way is to…

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Spotting and Curing Plant Disease Symptoms
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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Spotting and Curing Plant Disease Symptoms

As a gardener, nothing is more frustrating than watching your plants succumb to disease. Just when your garden is starting to flourish…. BOOM! A nasty case of mildew sends you back to square one. If you’re not careful, common plant diseases can become a persistent problem, turning your green thumb an ugly shade of brown….

Managing Indoor Plant Pests
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Managing Indoor Plant Pests

From poor light conditions to improper watering, houseplant growers face many challenges. But for most of them, no problem raises greater concern than an encounter with indoor plant pests. A house’s warm, consistent temperature – coupled with its complete lack of pest-munching natural enemies like ladybugs and lacewings – makes the perfect breeding ground for…