Sunpatiens is a type of impatiens bred to resist most diseases. However, it still occasionally falls sick and has to deal with pests! More about sunpatiens: Sunpatiens: Impatiens for sun Cuttings and propagation Wilting sunpatiens Pests on Sunpatiens Tiny bugs on sunpatiens Although generally not so vulnerable to diseases and parasites, occasionally you’ll notice an […]
Cabbage moth (Pieris brassicae) is a large white butterfly species that naturally reproduces in cabbage leaves. It uses those leaves as food for caterpillars of the next generation. Wings have a few black spots on them.
Typical of many insects (and even more so for butterflies), adult bollworms won’t cause any damage in the garden or vegetable patch. However, caterpillars and larva that emerge from their eggs can devastate nearby plants.
Chlorosis isn’t actually a disease. It is actually a physiological deficiency that plants endure when certain minerals or trace elements are found lacking in the soil. This occurs often when there is too much active lime.
Famous for being vineyard owners’ #1 enemy, downy mildew is a constant threat to grape harvests. This blight also threatens certain other vegetables from the vegetable patch such as tomato and potato, too.
The bug often called “cherry fruit fly” is a tiny fly that lays eggs on ripening cherries. It’s also called the “cherry maggot“. Generally, this happens end of May or beginning of June, and can last until July.
A 10th century legend, over a thousand years ago, relates the story of a man condemned to death for having murdered someone. As he claimed his innocence, a ladybug landed on his neck and the executioner stayed his ax.