The Most Effective Ways to Control Slugs in the Garden

Controlling Slugs in the garden

If you see slime trails in your garden, notice tender seedlings have disappeared overnight, or observe chewed holes in your plants, you may be dealing with slugs. These slimy mollusks can cause serious damage to vegetables, flowers, and other garden plants. Over the years, I’ve dealt with my fair share of slug outbreaks and tried … Read more

23 Tomato Pests – How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Them

tomato pests

Not only are tomatoes the most widely consumed vegetable in the world, they are the “quintessential” crop for backyard gardeners. However, many pests find tomato fruits and plants as delectable as we do. Many different pests attack tomato plants from the time they first emerge from the soil to the time that your tomatoes are … Read more

14 Cucumber Pests – How to Identify and Prevent Them

cucumber pests

Cucumbers have been grown as food for millennia – more than 3,000 years according to cave excavations. They have persisted as popular vegetables and are a favorite of backyard gardeners. Cucumbers were one of the top five garden vegetables in the US as of 2014 according to David Trinklein of the University of Missouri. Unfortunately, … Read more