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Insecticide resistance is a major issue for growers in managing pests.  The Diamondback moth (DBM) is top of the stakes when it comes to out-competing those in the business of keeping pests at bay. 494 more words


Earwigs - press pause ...

My flowers are being munched.  Again.  Earwigs are the culprit, feasting on cosmos, calendula and violas.  So I’ve been looking them up on the Garden Organic… 257 more words

Veg Growing

Missing My Mix

I planted my first vegetable seeds this weekend. I had planned on planting them last weekend, but when I looked at my garden notebook from previous years, I decided it was a few days too early. 277 more words


Thrips in my Lettuce

I have Thrips. In my lettuce.

My lettuce has been looking pretty sad recently. The outer, older leaves on most of my green lettuce has been turning yellow, which I think might be nitrogen deficiency, and some of my red lettuce has been rather ‘crinkly’ and wilted. 557 more words


Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets. Not that you can see any in the picture, this was a call for a honey bee removal. I’ll give the caller credit for thinking they couldn’t be yellow jackets because they weren’t in the ground and they were in a hollow (sort of) cavity. 8 more words