Treating diseases and pests - page 2

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!

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.
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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.
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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.

Organic treatments for your fruit trees

Do you have a garden with fruit trees and you’d like to get a bit more organic? Preserving and protecting nature is getting more and more attractive, most of all for our own dear little children.
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Natural and organic weeding, it works!

Weeding has always been the starting point of many questions: how can undesired growth be removed without polluting the Earth and our environment? Can we weed naturally and efficiently, without using noxious herbicides that would seep into our plants and our bodies? There are a great many ways today to succeed without using chemical products […]
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Treatment against Otiorhynchus larvae

This little larvae, a kind of white worm, is also called “weevil”. It sets up its nest in root crowns of flowers, ornamental plants and vegetables.
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Cypress canker

Cypress canker is really the only disease known to this conifer. Although generally quite hardy, a canker infection can devastate
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