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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.

Rid Of Mealybugs in your plants

 How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs Mealybugs are universal pests of ornamental plants grown indoors (greenhouses) and outdoors (scape environments and conservatories). Both ornamentals grown in greenhouses and fields are commonly attacked by moths. Mealybugs eat a wide range of plants. Mealybugs are difficult to manage with pesticides and the range of host plants depends on the specific Milipux species. Mealybugs insert their needle-like mouth areas into host plants and suck the sap, primarily phloem or mesophyll or both. When feeding, the moth expels a sweet sticky liquid called honey. It acts as a growing medium for black mouse fungi, which then darken the affected plant parts due to the mouse mold growing in the honeycomb. Ants can also eat honey. They can inject a toxin into the plant while feeding. It can cause yellowing of the leaves, stunting and wilting of the plant, and shedding of buds and leaves of the plant. Mealybugs are also capable of transmitting viral diseases. M

Why are there holes in plant leaves?

holes in plant leaves A plant disease of plant leaves with holes. This can lead to yield loss and reduced plant quality. Symptoms of holes in the leaves of plants, plants growing shoots on both sides of the leaf stalks, brown patches on the surface, and the leaves being thin. Plant leaves have holes because they contain cells. The cell walls are made of citrate, which is a polysaccharide. Sidney makes the leaves very strong. If the cells break down, the certain breaks down. If there are holes in the leaves of the plant, they are very fragile and can damage the health of the plant. Many gardeners find it difficult to grow plants without holes in the leaves. This is a common problem that gardeners can solve using some simple tricks. The first step is to keep the plant hydrated and well-nourished with plenty of light, water, and nutrients. Then, plant in pot soil or compost, so that there are no air pockets. What are the causes of plant leaves with holes? Holes in the leaves o

Root rot in houseplants

 How to detect and treat root rot in houseplants Have you ever wondered if those who love houseplants are greedy for punishment? We take beautiful tropical plants, most of which do not grow anywhere near where we live, and bring them into our dry, rain-fed homes and stump them in a pot. Then we pull our hair out and try to maintain them so they will thrive in these unnatural conditions. But that’s what we want, isn’t it? Caring - Maintaining our foliage. When our plants thrive, it is like living in a beautiful, lush forest. We are naturally attached to our houseplants. My daughter told me she had house plant grandchildren in her apartment. I still don’t know how to feel about it. Of course, enjoying houseplants is also about treating occasional diseased plants. If you keep houseplants for a long time, you will inevitably experience root rot. This common plant disease, until it is well, is difficult to detect in most mature green thumbs. What is root rot? Many believe that e

Cucumber beetles

 Cucumber beetle-spots Diaphrodica antesymbangtata Host Plants: Crops: Cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, corn Where to find: Parts of North America and Mexico Description: Spotted cucumber beetles are about 1/3 inch long and bright greenish-yellow with 12 black spots on the wings. Damage: In the spring, spotted cucumber beetles are often found on squash and cucumber seedlings, after which they disappear for a few weeks. During this time the new larvae feed on the roots of grasses, including corn. The second generation develops in mid-summer and the adults eat more of the cucumber family crops and the flowers, fruits, and roots of the corn. When they feed, the beetles spread viral diseases and bacterial wilt, which cause the plants to wither and die. Preventing problems: Plants including buckwheat, borage, catnip, and radish attract many benefits that help control cucumber beetles. Floating row covers are the most reliable way to protect plants. Delaying planting by two weeks in

When White Mold Grows on Potting Soil

white fungus grows in pot soil When you garden for a long time indoors, you will eventually get caught up in this situation. White mold appears on the soil surface of a houseplant or some seedlings. what is that? And is it harmful? And how to get rid of it? what is that Mold is a type of fiber fungus. (I can not say more precisely than that, because there are hundreds of species and dozens of species that all look the same.) Such fungi are always present in our environment: their spores float in the air both inside and outside. Germinate if they find a substrate that is suitable for them. Also, there may be spores in the potting soil you buy. Or the plant may have been in the purchased greenhouse. Or carried in a pot tool. Or your fingers ... What can I say? Fungal spores are everywhere! This type of fungus is saprophytic: it lives on decomposing particles of organic matter (wood, charcoal, leaf mold, etc.) found in the potting mix. It is not pathogenic or directly harmful

organic pest control destructive insect is the hornworm

 The most destructive insect is the hornworm Whether it is your home garden or an ornamental plant, two worms will eat a plant. That alone will destroy your garden if there are ten worms. The worm's name is Horn Worm. Despite its green color, it is called by its horn. There are two types Tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) Tomato hornworm (Manduca quinquemaculata) The two are almost identical in that the horns on its tail are reddish Tobacco hornworm and black on Tomato hornworm. Although they attack all crops, Solanaceae (nightshade) family: eggplants, peppers, tobacco, and potatoes. We will see how to control the hornworm in this article organic pest control garden - Hornworm  These worm-eaten adults they’re commonly called sphinx or hummingbird moths. These lay their eggs at the base of the plant. In five to seven days the worms will start eating the leaves from the top of the plant. Grows up to 10 inches in a week. Often the attack of these worms is at night. Can't

pest and disease control methods vegetables and fruit rot

Most destructive disease vegetables and fruit Rot This rot disease is the main problem we face whether it is a vegetable garden or an orchard. This rot disease is caused by a variety of causes such as malnutrition, bacteria, nematode, fungus, and high levels of water. Generally, this rotting disease can be divided into fruit rot, stem rot, and root rot disease. This disease Potato Tomato Carrot Squash Melons Pumpkins Cucumbers Cauliflower Cabbage The disease almost kills the rot and infects vegetable and fruit plants. We will see in this article how to control these rot diseases. Bacterial s oft  rot The disease, which is caused by bacteria, infects plants that can be found all over the world. The disease can affect any part of a plant, for example, fruits, tubers, stems, and bulbs of plants in almost every plant family. Symptoms of the disease, the affected areas are a small pit that is brittle. The color will change in that area and it will turn black as it is. How to con