• Organic Gardening Pest Control

    Organic Gardening: How to Control Earwigs in My Garden

    Don’t let the name scare you, earwigs are actually one of the good guys when it comes to organic gardening. These beneficial insects help control harmful pests in your garden by eating them. They’re especially effective at controlling aphids, caterpillars, and grubs. The best way to attract earwigs to your garden is by providing them with a habitat. Here’s how to create a friendly environment for these helpful critters. Dealing with Bugs Doesn’t Get Any Easier Gardening can be like a never-ending battle against the bugs. From friendly critters that help protect your plants to more unwelcome guests, they all…

  • Organic Gardening Pest Control

    Organic Gardening: How to Prevent & Control Vine Borers

    Your squash plants look withered and lifeless, are shriveling, and there’s a strange substance coming out of the stem. What’s causing your plant to die? My Experience with Vine Borers My experience with vine borers started about 2 or 3 years ago. Before that, I had never had any issues with them until we moved to our new home. It took a little bit of time for me to finally realize what exactly was affecting my plants. One minute they were looking lively and great, then one day they weren’t. It wasn’t until I heard other gardeners and homesteaders talking…