If you have a backyard garden in one of the warmer growing zones, you’ve likely been left scratching your head a time or two over corn smut. This disease is a fascinating – albeit troublesome – beast, found typically in small, urban gardens instead of in large, commercial productions. This disease appears on the ears, […]
Plant Pests and Diseases
There are dozens upon dozens of pests and diseases that can affect your plants. We talk about each in detail and give you practical advice to eradicate them and prevent them from ever happening again.
You have worked hard to cultivate a gorgeous crop of tomatoes. From sunup to sundown, you’ve been out in your garden planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning your plants, all in the hopes that your tomatoes will grow tall, verdant, and productive. And then it hits – the early blight. Blight is one of the most
Move over, aphids. Your garden has a new pest that you’ll need to watch out for (and worry about!): raspberry worms. If you have fruit plants, like raspberries, blackberries, grapes, blueberries, cherries, peaches, or strawberries, you may have heard of the raspberry worm. These nasty pests aren’t picky – in addition to raspberries, they’ll also
Blossom end rot is a common problem with tomatoes and other vegetables that grow in the ground. The ends of the fruits start to rot and turn black. There are a few things you can do to help prevent end rot from happening, or to fix it if it does happen. While I’ve never had