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Summer brings with it some of our favorite garden vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, to name just a few. But summer also brings some of the garden’s most notorious pests whom, if left out of control, will devour those vegetables before they have a chance to make it to our table. Today I’m sharing a few of the pests we’ve encountered the most often in our zone 6b garden, and what’s worked for us to combat them naturally.
A tonic for black spot and powdery mildew on roses Roses, while beautiful, are often plagued with black spot or powdery mildew. I mix these ingredients into a tonic, which I spray on my roses: 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap or Murphy's oil soap in 2 quarts of water. The tonic protects the roses for months.
Managing Common Garden Pests: What Works, What Doesn’t -- A nationwide reader survey reveals the best methods for managing common garden pests...