Archive for July, 2010
Question: The safest way to get rid of garden pest!?
I KNOW THIS IS THE BOTANY FORUM AND NOT GARDENING. HOWEVER, MAYBE SOME PLANT PERSON CAN ADVISE ME (^_^)
I'm in the process of expanding my garden into a Total Garden.
I have already grown: apple tree, papaya trees, pineapple tree, cornrows, and various herbs and teas.
I'm looking to expand my garden and add more items, such as blueberries, watermelon, avocados, goji berries, etc.... random other stuff (it's a lot of land)
However, while lightly researching the items, I discovered they attract a lot of pest, such as, worms, maggots, and beetles, etc... and I want to (try) and stay away from the pesticides. So far I haven’t used any pesticides. But since, I’m going to expand, I don’t want my garden over ran with plant killing gross pest. I'm not an expert gardener, I just learn as I go along.
So are there any experts at gardening, or anyone skilled, know of anything less harmful than pesticides but still gets rid of the pest very well??
Answer: Pesticides can be a "quick fix" for weed and insect problems, but they are not necessary for a healthy lawn or garden. In most cases, pest damage is actually a sign of weak plants or poor soil. Pesticides can make a problem appear to go away, but it's often a temporary solution.
See the link below for some great ideas.
Growing Goji berry plants 1