Battling Bugs in the Garden


4715759467_6c46d6a181This time of year, our gardens are planted, and we’re weeding, cultivating and mulching our crops to get the most from them. As we’re starting to harvest many of our summer garden vegetables, we discover yellow eggs on the underside of our green beans and a few days later we find that something is eating the green bean leaves. If you know anything about insects, you probably know that the bean beetle left his calling card.  More than likely, we’re probably also fighting battles against all kinds of crawling and winged creatures which are trying harvest our plants before we can.


One solution could be to get out a sprayer and spray your plants with pesticides. Personally, this would not be my choice. I like to use natural ways of controlling pests.


Top The Garden Insect Pests and How to Control Them


Natural Garden Pest Management

Just because you see a bug on your plants, doesn’t mean that bug is harming your plants. Some are actually helping you keep the bad ones at bay.
Read Not All Bugs are Bad

If you’re still having problems with bugs, try diatomaceous earth before pulling out the chemical spray can. Why I use Diatomaceous Earth in My Home and Garden

DE Photo

When looking to decrease caustic chemicals around house and yard, very few substances aid in this process better than diatomaceous earth. Diatomaceous Earth (also known as DE) is fossilized remains of tiny aquatic hard-shelled algae called diatoms in powdered form. This substance can be used in numerous ways around the house and yard as a relatively safe substitute for caustic chemicals. Discover how others have used diatomaceous earth in many ways including as an insect barrier around your home, an insecticide against biting insects, a moisture control agent, a polishing agent, and in detoxing the body

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  1. Our chickens take care of that problem for us. Can’t beat the natural way. 🙂

    • 1authorcygnetbrown said:

      Chickens are one of my favorite “tools” for getting rid of bugs in and around the garden!

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