Gardeners know all too well the trouble and destruction many insects can do to their gardens. Learn how to use non-toxic methods to reduce having problems with these tiny pests and how to distinguish which pest is causing your damage. Also, take a look at what bugs are actually helpful to your garden and ways to attract them so your garden can grow beautifully.
- It probably won’t surprise most vegetable gardeners that insects outnumber humans many millions of times over.
- Start a compost bin, and add one to two inches of well-decomposed compost to the garden each spring to supplement nutrition in the soil and encourage a desirable soil structure.
- Remember, not all bugs are bad. Many actually help plants grow by pollinating, decomposing waste, and gobbling up pests.
“Keeping disturbance to a minimum preserves the living systems in soil. Instead, layer amendments on top, and let the earthworms aerate the soil.”