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Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard?

23 Butterflies of North America And the Flowers They Love

Have you ever wondered, “What do butterflies eat?” Have you ever been curious about which local butterflies you can find in your own backyard? ...

A simple chart with some common butterflies and nectar-rich wildflowers, via Exploring Nature

Butterfly Garden Poster

Butterfly Garden Poster

Easy to make and use, homemade garlic-mint garden insect spray was tested on badly attacked basil plants & a vine and worked with only 2 applications!

Homemade Garlic-Mint Garden Insect Spray (that really works!!) | An Oregon Cottage

Easy to make and use, homemade garlic-mint garden insect spray was tested on badly attacked basil plants & a vine and worked with only 2 applications!

There are Japanese beetle traps, ant traps and roach “motels.” So why not stink bug traps?

Stink bugs bothering you? Delaware Twp. man invents a trap you can make

George Pacciello/staff photographerJody Williams of Delaware Township puts together his stink bug trap, made of cardboard and wood. DELAWARE TWP. — There are Japanese beetle traps, ant traps and roach “motels.” So why not stink bug traps? That’s what Jody...

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

Each time you crack an egg open, instead of tossing the shell into the trash, drop it into an open container that you keep in the fridge. (I’ve always saved my shells, but my friend Susan suggested keeping them in the fridge – works beautifully.) When the container is full, crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

Controlling Cabbage Worms

Controlling Cabbage Worms

Tricks for removing aphids, mites, and other small insects

Bamboo Ladybug Feeder. Just hang this natural bamboo feeder, bait it by adding a few raisins and they will come. It provides them a structural habitat to live on and the raisins provide food after they've cleared the garden of nasty pests. Much better and simpler solution than spraying toxic chemicals all around your home and garden.

Ladybug Feeder | Buy from Gardener's Supply

Gardener's Supply Ladybug Feeder | Buy this natural bamboo feeding station. One ladybug can eat dozens of aphids a day, seeking them out wherever they hide

Lady bugs are a natural pest control. Keep more of them around by filling a 4"x1' long tube with sticks. The lady bugs will make it their home and watch over your garden.

Protecting Squash Plants

Protecting Squash Plants

Greg Holdsworth, founder of Your Own Victory Garden, shows you a way to protect your squash and pumpkin plants from the dreaded squash vine borer.

Pinner: soapy water can help eliminate pests. A comment: When the going gets tough I add some listerine type mouth wash and a bit of water that I soaked chewing tobacco in. With this mix I can defeat 90% - 95% of the pests I encounter, slugs, snails and rabbits hate the taste of it. It is an ingredient it the worlds greatest composting mix too.

spider mites must die

One of the most annoying problems the Knight has faced in the Cottage Garden is spider mites. The chemicals farmers used to use for these sorts of pests are no longer available, and besides, we wan…

Simple solutions to common garden problems - 35 natural remedies

Alliums- Helps repel slugs, aphids, carrot flies, cabbage worms and other pests.  Companion plant for carrots, fruit trees, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes and peppers.

The Landscape Design Studio

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Pinner says, "Bee Balm (Bergamot)  improves tomato growth & flavor & attracts bees. Borage tends to strengthen growth & flavor in vegetables & discourages tomato  hornworms & cabbage worms. Petunias repel the asparagus beetle, leafhoppers, certain aphids & tomato worms. (Plant them near tomatoes & throughout the garden.) Tomatoes like asparagus, Basil, Bee Balm, Borage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, Parsley & Petunias.  They don’t like potatoes and members of the cabbage family. "

Pinner says, "Bee Balm (Bergamot) improves tomato growth & flavor & attracts bees. Borage tends to strengthen growth & flavor in vegetables & discourages tomato hornworms & cabbage worms. Petunias repel the asparagus beetle, leafhoppers, certain aphids & tomato worms. (Plant them near tomatoes & throughout the garden.) Tomatoes like asparagus, Basil, Bee Balm, Borage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, Parsley & Petunias. They don’t like potatoes and members of the cabbage family. "