Treating diseases and pests

Plants in the garden rarely look as pristine as the images on labels from  stores or websites. All these treatments are perfectly organic and natural!

Tomatoes without diseases

Tomatoes are often infected with fungal diseases (related to mushrooms). A typical gardener’s first reaction is to blast the whole plant with chemicals.
tomate maladie

Thrips damage and symptoms – how to tell if your plant is infected by thrips

Thrips can cause different types of damage to your plants. This depends both on the plant species and the type of thrips. Key thrips damage symptoms Sunken streaks and patches – leaves and stems Colored spots or patches – usually silver-white Stunted growth – buds (flower and leaf) Often combined with – plant virus, fungal […]
Mango leaves infected with thrips

Deal with slugs and snails – naturally!

Every Spring season, it’s the same old story. You’re strolling through the garden, soaking in that frenzied feeling of nature waking up. Ka-POW, disaster strikes! Everywhere, slugs and snails chowing
Slug eating a leaf

Aphids, how to get rid of them?

Aphids are fearsome insects that attack leaves and feed on plant sap. There are natural ways to treat against them. Leaves curl up and become sticky.
Aphid

Attract animals to the garden

In these days of sustainable development and environmental protection, attracting animal and insect life in your garden is a necessity.
A deluxe insect hotel with holes, nooks and crannies for insects.

Techniques to save a poisoned tree

Have you sprayed too much insecticide on your tree? Applied too much fertilizer? There may still be a chance to save your plant. Here is how to save a poisoned tree.
Dead tree

Preparing fermented rhubarb tea

A natural pest control solution, use fermented rhubarb tea during the plant’s entire growth phase. It is also possible to keep using the fermented tea after maceration for
Rhubarb, fermented, is excellent pest-combating tea

Natural tips against thrips

What do a vacuum, aluminum foil, and a hose have in common? They’re great tricks to get rid of thrips – naturally! Thrips are teeny-tiny bugs that are sometimes dangerous for your plants. When you’ve got a small colony on a houseplant or just the start of an infection in the vegetable patch, these handy […]
Thrips on a bright orange yellow flower

Codling moth, the fruit worm

Codling moth is often called “fruit worm”. It is actually a type of caterpillar that feeds on the fruit’s flesh.
Three apples infected with codling moth fruit worms

Fruit flies, how to fight them

Very small flies score the fruits with their ovipositor to deposit their eggs inside. These eggs will hatch inside the fruit, and the larvae will eat
Fruit fly, yellow, on bright green leaf with black background.

Scab, avoiding the disease

Often called apple scab, this fungus is responsible for important damage to this fruit tree, but also to plum trees and pear trees.
tavelure

Avoiding and treating powdery mildew

Powdery mildew is a fungus that belongs to the Erysiphaceae family and frequently colonizes certain plants. This mold appears in the form of a light velvety white layer or white spots on leaves, which is what makes it immediately recognizable.
oidium

Photinia black spot disease

Photinia shrubs sometimes contract a disease called Photinia leaf spot or Photinia black spot. Leaves are dotted with black spots that slowly spread
Lead spot on a young red and green photinia leaf.

Avoiding mold on food

Mold is nature’s way of recycling. It breaks plant matter down into nutrients for other plants to use. With a few natural tricks, you can stop
A plate with molding food like apples, prunes and tomato.

Cherry fly, techniques & treatments to avoid it

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.
Cherry fly pinholes on a ripe cherry.

Strawberry tree leaf spot

Also known simply as spot anthracnose, this disease infects strawberry trees. Symptoms are the presence of brown spots with a red or purple
Brown and black spots on strawberry tree leaves and fruits.
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