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How to detect and remove invasive jumping worms

Remove invasive jumping worms This garden pest certainly makes a name for itself - many. Depending on where you are and who you are talking to, you may hear it called "crazy snake worm", "Alabama jumping worm", "Asian snake worm" or some other name, but these all refer to earthworms.  Native to East Asia, the Amindas earthworm is an invasive pest of the northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwestern United States. They like to live in moist leaves and soils high in organic matter, so they are commonly found in gardens, mulched areas, low-temperature composting, irrigation yards, and fields and forests. Areas with very sandy or dense clay soils, small organic matter, and arid areas west of rocky outcrops will not be severely affected. But for others, there is reason to worry. How to detect jumping worms It is important to correctly identify invasive jumping worms before you start removing them from your yard or garden. Fortunately, Asian jumping wor

Protect garden plants from the heat wave

4 ways to protect garden plants from the heat wave "96 degrees in the shade ... real heat!" Where are my third-world reggae fans? Even if you don’t know the song, I think you know what a heat wave is. Random hot weather and extreme temperature changes can cause a lot of stress and potential damage to your garden. Even plants that like warm climates are not big fans of sudden and drastic change. However, plants are more resilient than we often lend to plants! With some preventative and protective measures, your garden can easily escape from the heat wave with minimal impact. Read on to learn six ways to protect plants during a heat wave. We will talk about the steps to take when you see unusually hot temperatures in the weather forecast, and the best practices for precautionary use throughout the year in your garden - plants that are highly tolerant of heat stress and drought in general. What temperature is "too hot" for plants? Different types of plants

Best fence ideas in your home garden

 Choose the best garden fence Most gardeners eventually have hot encounters with unwanted wildlife. The best and kindest solution is to get rid of them with the right kind of barrier. A good farm dog can be a great help, and repellents and scare devices sometimes work for some animals, but you can not beat well-selected garden fences for reliable long-term, 24-hour protection. Assessing your needs While the primary purpose of the fence is to prevent animal pests, you can not choose the best garden fence until you know what they are. The eight most common wildlife pests in the gardens (alphabetically) are deer, porcupines (woodpeckers), pocket gophers, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, and walruses. Note that this list does not include opossums and moles. Neither species directly damages garden crops, and both feed adequately on pests. To help you identify which animal (or animal) is naughty in your garden, do you match the evidence you see with descriptions of the damag

Squash bugs treat and prevent infection

Treat and prevent infection Squash are some of the easiest vegetables to grow in your garden each year. Whether you like the mild, mild taste of summer squash like zucchini or prefer winter squash soups and bags like pumpkins, most of us allow at least one type of squash to be eaten in our gardens each year. Today we are going to deal with a common squash pest - the squash bug. Anasa Tristis; The most beautiful name for such an appetite bug. These sneaky insects will not discriminate against all kinds of squash in your garden, from your heirloom Italian zucchini to the Connecticut field pumpkins you grow for Halloween. On rare occasions, you may even find them eating cucumbers and melons. Let’s take a look under the leaves at how to manage squash pests when they enter our gardens. The squash bug is found mainly in North America, appearing every winter as a large pest somewhere in your backyard. From June to July, they begin to search for squash for food and as a nursery for

Flowers that you can sow in summer

 7 fast-growing flowers that you can sow in summer "What more flowers can you plant from seed?" In a talk I gave last weekend about the flower garden at my local library, that was the most frequently asked question. In response, you can easily grow seven flowers that you can sow in the summer for better color from late summer until frost. After all, healthy young plants come when spring flowers begin to fail. Filling autumn with flowers may be easier than you think. Instead of twisting the seed with the starting mix and containers, you can sow the seeds directly or grow the seedlings in a thin nursery bed. Directly sown seeds germinate quickly when planted in warm soil with constant moisture. Plan to use shade cover to maintain good germination conditions. The seven flowers listed below, in alphabetical order, germinate quickly and produce rapid new growth, two essential talents for flowers sown in summer. When grown in a nursery bed, seedlings can be carefully li

Keep in mind when using beneficial insects

When using beneficial insects As an organic gardener, I learned that not all pests are pests. Many types of pests are considered beneficial to our lawns and gardens. They help eliminate the bugs that damage all of our hard work. The use of these beneficial insects is a form of biological control or the use of other organisms to control pests that are harmful to our trees, shrubs, lawns, and gardens. Simply put, good insects eat bad insects. There are many reasons why you should consider this method of controlling garden pests naturally. Why Use Beneficial Insects When I eliminate the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides, I do not have to worry about biting my home-grown tomatoes, cucumbers, and other garden fruits and vegetables. Numerous researchers point out that these chemicals are responsible for headaches, nausea, and other ailments, including long-term effects such as cancer and birth defects. When you spray chemical pesticides on your plants, you are doing more

Sub-plantings that actually work

Companion Plantings for your home garden  Find out which subspecies work best to create a vegetable garden. Beneficial ancillary planting If you are looking for ways to reduce your chemical use and help plants help each other solve problems such as pests, weeds, and stalking, Jessica Walliser in her new book Plant Partners: offers some good advice on science-based sub-planting techniques. Vegetable garden. “I knew there had to be research to see the real ways plants would affect each other, and I wanted to find it in a form that was accessible to the average gardener and combine it together,” says Jessica. Look at the science behind sub-planting Jessica has discovered dozens of well-educated partnerships that provide new strategies for solving all kinds of problems in the garden, including breaking down heavy soils, fighting weeds and diseases, repelling pests, attracting particular beneficial insects, and improving pollination. "I did a good experiment in my own garde

Which will keep the plants flowering for a long time

9 Tips & Tricks, which will keep the plants flowering for a long time Flowers should bring joy and beauty to your surroundings with their jewelry colors and enchanting fragrance. Flowers in the cold season put on a good display in the spring, and then again in some cases in the fall. Gentle plants survive only in summer. Use the following tricks to keep your garden in a continuous flower scene from early spring until late autumn. 1. Start with healthy seedlings Early growth affects the performance of flowering plants. Spindly plants with weak or elongated stems often indicate light or water pressure in their early days. No matter how much loving kindness you shower they may fail to thrive. They can run fast throughout their entire life cycle and begin to set seeds very quickly. In fact, seed production is one of the goals of flowering plants. The weaker ones get into the business faster without spending too much time and energy and without producing too many flowers. Wh

10 Reasons Why Your Radishes Go For Seed

Why Your Radishes Go For Seed Radish is one of the easiest crops to grow. But if you only eat roots, you lose a trick! Whether you have a large garden or a window sill, growing radishes can actually provide more food than you can imagine. Most people think that every radish seed produces only one plant and that each plant produces only one edible root. But if you consider the alternative edible components of each plant, you can get higher yields. Finding radish pods and how to use them will open up new opportunities and help you expand your home-growing efforts. About radish To understand radish pods, it is useful to know a little more about radishes and their life cycle. There are many different types of radishes commonly grown in gardens - from winter taekwondo radishes to round red radishes and French breakfast radishes grown in the spring and summer months. But all genres have the same basic growing habits and life cycles. Most gardeners will wait until the roots reach

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