mom. Organic Gardening. January 03rd , 2018.
Organic insect control is a lot safer for you, your vegetable garden, as well as the environment. Incorporating chemical pesticides will only harm or even kill the helpful organisms live in your garden soil. They are important for your vegetable garden as it creates healthy and organic balanced soil so that your vegetable plants can thrive.
Before you start to try to control insects, you need to have some basic knowledge first about them. There are good insects and bad insects. You should know every stage of life of insects not only their adult forms. Having knowledge about the early stage of insects (egg or larva form) ) enables you to perform the first action against those unwanted insects.
You should always monitor your plants and look for damage on your plants, especially at the early stage, and figure out the cause of the damage afterwards. If you find many holes on the leaves, turn the leaves over and search for signs of larvae. In most cases, the culprit insects that made the damage have been long gone by the time you found the damage. It is recommended to regularly check your plants (you don’t have to wait for any signs of damage to happen), so that you can get rid off the eggs early before they hatch.
Another good organic insect control method is by planting attractive flowers in your garden to attract beneficial insects to come to your garden. Don’t forget to give them a constant supply of water. Beneficial insects as implied by the name are insects that give benefits to your garden. They help to control the pests that attacking your plants. Beside using insects, you could also use toads to control the unwanted insects.
Beside above suggestions, there are another natural way to control insects in your garden. For example, you should keep your garden always clean, weeded and well mulched to help controlling insects. Insects like to live in damp and dark places such as under a pile of pulled weeds that don’t get put in the compost or in unused plant containers.
A healthy way of gardening that doesn’t harm the environment; it’s an attempt on gardening to be harmonious with nature, this include organic insect control in your vegetable gardens
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