15 Feb '12, 5pm

Organic Insect Control for Your Container Vegetable Garden

Organic Insect Control for Your Container Vegetable Garden

Dealing with insects in your garden is inevitable. It’s just a matter of when it happens. Just because you have some critters munching on your food doesn’t mean that you have to break out the chemicals. I mean do you really want to spray those toxicants on your vegetables then consume them? Yea, I didn’t think so either. There are other ways to deal with insect control than chemicals. Here are three options for you to control the insects in your container garden: 1. Prevention Much like everything else in life, prevention is the first line of defense. When it comes to dealing with aphids, a tip from Fern from Life on the Balcony is to, “ keep ants off your balcony or patio. Ants “farm” aphids, moving them from plant to plant and harvesting their honeydew secretions. If you can keep ants away, you can prevent them from bringing aphids to your plants.” Read more from Fern ab...

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