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 Use scent to deter foxes


Foxes have a very strong sense of smell and will eat almost anything. Gardens with chickens or rabbits, or bird feeders, accessible pots, and crops are particularly attractive. You can use some scents to deter foxes, they are said to dislike the smell of chilies and garlic, so pour boiling water and spray your garden as a fox repellant. Other animal repellents are available, but be aware of the risk to other wildlife and always read the manufacturers' instructions carefully. If a territory is marked by a fox, it will take some effort to move them, and if they feel their territory is being threatened, they may increase the amount of marking.

How to remove scales on houseplants

Remove scales on houseplants The criterion is different. When you first encounter it, you will not notice it. You will water your plant and you will see this funny brown bump on the stem or leaf and you will not think anything about it. Next time, water your plant until you notice that small brown bumps grow. At this point, you're holding your phone and Google will say "little brown bumps on the houseplant". "It simply came to our notice then. We are going to look at what it is, how it affects your plant, and most importantly, how to remove it. What do they do to my plants? As these little bugs grow they cover themselves with a waxy substance, protecting them from predators and most pesticides and effectively sticking them to your plant. Although a few doses do not cause lasting harm to your plants, it is rare to find them only occasionally. Over time they cause yellowing leaves, pits and brown spots, and the death of your plant from a severe infection. T

10 The most common potato diseases and pests

 The most common potato diseases and pests, some ways to get rid of them Your potato is having some problems and you are on track to find a way out. Look no further, you are reading the correct post. Perhaps this vegetable is the most common potato plant that fights pests and diseases. Like other plants, potatoes are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including growth problems, shedding, or even death of your plants. We have listed the 14 most common potato diseases and pests and you should know some ways to get rid of them. Potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables and they easily get some problems that affect the yield. All plants are susceptible to a variety of diseases and pests and potatoes are no exception. Therefore, in order to harvest high yields and quality, you need to look for common potato pests and diseases as soon as possible. These are common problems that every potato gardener experiences when growing. After reading this information, we h

7 herbs that can effectively prevent spiders

Herbs that can effectively prevent spiders Most species of spiders are harmless, but if you are afraid of spiders and do not like them in your home. Today's post will give you some great ways to prevent this unwanted guest from wandering around your house. Here are 7 herbs that can effectively repel spiders and can be easily grown in your gardens, pots, containers, and window boxes. In addition, if spider repellent trees are planted, there will be greenery or a small garden at the same time. There are many people who use pesticides to repel spiders, but it can have negative effects on health, especially for children and pets. Instead of using pesticides, growing herbs is one of the natural best ways to keep arachnids in the bay. It's cheap, easy to make, and safe! In addition to repelling spiders, these herbs are the perfect ingredients to make your food tastier and tastier. For good reason, it’s time to grow something around your home. 1 peppercorn Peppermint oil c

Happen if you use vinegar in the garden

 These 12 miracles happen if you use vinegar in the garden You all know how toxic chemicals are, and your garden will not benefit much from them. Although there are a lot of these chemical-based products on the market, they are not safe for your garden and environment. Why not try a natural remedy instead? Vinegar is a wonderful option that works just like chemicals, but instead of destroying our environment, it really helps and is completely safe to use. White distilled vinegar has many uses in the garden. Read on and discover the uses of this wonderful vinegar: Top 12 uses of white vinegar in the garden: 1. Prevent cats and insects Dogs, cats, rodents, spies, and rabbits hate vinegar. If the pet cat next to you has a habit of coming into your garden, spray white vinegar around that area so you can not see it anywhere near your home. You can soak old clothes in vinegar and hang them on the trees around your garden. After showering, add more vinegar. 2. Your clay pots will

Colorado Potato Beetle

 Colorado Potato Beetle Dealing: The Most Destructive Potato Pest Growing your own potatoes will usually give you a plentiful harvest. However, there is one small thing that can hinder your harvest plans - the Colorado potato beetle. Many home growers and commercial potato growers are exposed to this pest. The Colorado potato beetle is a very destructive and well-known potato beetle. They are famous for their ability to resist pesticides, making them difficult to control and destroy. But fear not - there are many natural ways to control these pests and get rid of them if you find them in your potatoes. What is the Colorado Potato Beetle? Identification These beetles are very easy to spot because of the large and bright color of your potatoes. You may also find it attacking other members of the Solanaceae family, including peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes. Adults are oval in shape, rusty or yellow-orange on the back of the head. Their wings are yellow or white with many black

Damping Off

soil-borne diseases - Damping Off A serious problem affecting many young plants can be reduced by using these proven, organic techniques. The soil-borne fungal disease, which affects seeds and new seedlings, usually refers to the rotting of stem and root tissues above and below the soil surface. In most cases, the affected plants germinate and grow well, but within a few days, they become soaked in water, become succulent, fall to the ground and die. Many fungi cause seed and seedling decay, including Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, and Phytophthora. However, species of soil fungus madness are often the culprits. Moisture usually occurs when old seeds are planted in cold, moist soil and poor soil drainage is further increased. High humidity, fertile pot soil, and very deep planting will encourage its growth. Fungal spores live in the soil and are primarily a problem in seedbeds. They can be taken home with garden tools and garden soil or in the greenhouse. Note: Primary plants are r


How to identify and remove fungus GNATS Often considered only a small house pest, the fungus can quickly become a major problem (and annoying) if it abandons an infection. Here's how to find, remove and prevent fungal mosquitoes on your plants. What are Fungus Genes? Fungal snails are a fruit fly insect that primarily infects indoor houseplants. Inspired by the moisture of the pot soil, the adult chicks lay their eggs (up to about 200) in organic matter near the soil surface. After about three days, the eggs hatch into larvae that burrow into the soil and feed on worms and decaying plant material. After two weeks, the adult chicks emerge from the soil to repeat this process. Adults live about a week. Fungal chicks are completely harmless to humans because they cannot bite and do not spread diseases. They can be a problem for houseplants, however, when their population explodes and their larvae begin to eat the thin roots of the plant. Fungal chicks can spread bile, a gr

aphid management in leafy greens

 4 keys to effective aphid management in leafy greens In order for vegetable growers to successfully compete in the new market, they need to produce high-quality, pest-free crops. This is especially challenging for leafy growers, where the damage caused by aphids can drastically reduce yield and quality. In many areas where lettuce is produced, aphids are an economically important pest found in the crop. Types of aphids Many aphid species infect and damage leafy vegetables. Among them, the green peach aphid, Mycelium persica, is generally the most notable because of its wide host range, the tendency to pesticide resistance, and the tendency to infect plants rapidly. Other species such as the foxglove aphid, the algae Solani, and the lettuce aphid, Nasonovia ribisnigiri are important aphid pests of lettuce in the western United States. Due to their small size and high reproductive capacity, aphids are often undetected until they grow to the point of damage. Related Links -  

Rid of whiteflies

  The control method of whiteflies  As for insects, whiteflies are one of the most common and most harmful to plants. The number of whiteflies can explode quickly and cause severe infection. Once they are caught, whiteflies can be difficult to remove, so it is important to identify the early signs of infection and use the necessary treatment to bring them under control. What are  whiteflies ? Despite its name, the whitefly is not a real fly but is closely related to aphids, mealybugs, and sizes. These soft-bodied insects feed on plant sap, causing leaf damage and many other problems. They are moth-shaped, elongated, about 1/16 of an inch long, and slightly grayish-white in color. Due to their small size, they can be difficult to spot. 8 Tips: How to get rid of whiteflies  If you have whiteflies, try these tips: Spray with water: Gently spray the plants with water to expel whitefly eggs and nymphs. Since nymphs do not move after the initial creeping phase, they will starve t

How to identify, control, and prevent mosaic viruses

 Mosaic viruses Here are tips on how to detect, control and prevent mosaic viruses in various plants. What are mosaic viruses? Mosaic viruses infect more than 150 species of plants, including many fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The disease is characterized by yellow, white, and leaves with pale or dark green spots and stripes (in other words, "mosaic" of these colors). Some commonly affected plants include tomatoes, squash, cauliflower, and cucumbers, but many more are susceptible. Types of mosaic virus There are several mosaic viruses that commonly affect plants in the vegetable garden: Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV) and Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus (BYMV) are the primary mosaic viruses that infect all types of beans. They are usually spread by aphids, but BCMV is spread by seed, so do not protect the seeds from infected plants. Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is spread by common types of mosaic viruses and other aphids. As its name suggests, the cucumber mosaic virus

Common pepper pests

 Common pepper pests and diseases that can kill your crops Pepper plants are easy to grow, but unfortunately, you will encounter many pepper pests and diseases in your garden and your plants will die. It is important for any gardener to be prepared to face any problems that come your way, but especially if you want to eat your crop. Fortunately, you can learn preventative measures such as removing garden debris, allowing air circulation, and rotating crops to help prevent pests and diseases from finding your garden. If that fails, we have effective solutions to your horticultural problems.  Common pepper insects Compared to other plants, pepper plants have fewer pest problems, but they are no exception. There are plenty of insects that think these plants are tasty and worthy of snacks. Here are some of the most common peppermint pests. 1. Aphids One of the most common pepper pests handled by gardeners is aphids. These are small, delicate body insects that like to stick to t

home and garden pest control

 better home and garden pest control Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes, popular garden crops of the Solanaceae family, are susceptible to many diseases that can reduce or completely destroy the harvest. Those diseases damage some fruits and others destroy the leaves. In all cases, plant health and vigor are negatively affected. Listed below are the symptoms of the most common tomato, pepper, eggplant, and potato diseases and how to control them. Unless otherwise noted, GardenTech® Daconil® fungicide concentrate, chlorothalonil, is an active ingredient that fights against active fungal infections and can be used to effectively treat the problem. Disease: Anthracnose Affected vegetable plants: Eggplant, pepper, and tomato Symptoms: Anthracnose, fungal damage, appearing in the form of dark, sunken sores on the ripening fruit.1 Whole fruit will eventually rot prematurely on the vine. This condition is more common in areas such as South America that often experience hi