Category Archives: Pest Control

Tower Garden website has had a makeover!

The Tower Garden website has always looked very swish, but it’s had a face lift and now looks even better!  It’s got a sleek, clean fresh feel about it, but best of all, it’s mobile friendly! I mean, who doesn’t have some kind of mobile device nowadays?

Those Pesky Aphids!

At some point while growing your Tower Garden you will experience aphids, even if you are growing it inside a screen room or inside a building with grow lights.  Often, bugs can be even more challenging on an indoor garden as there will be few, if any, natural predators.  Unfortunately it comes with the territory. Don’t get me wrong, the bug challenges you have with a Tower Garden are, well, less challenging  than those you would have growing in the dirt!
Aphids
Read on to learn about a variety of organic methods for keeping aphids under control.

There’s an app for that!

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It seems like there is an app for EVERYTHING nowadays. One of the biggest problems people face when they first start out is identifying plants.  Come on, we’ve all done it.  You start your seedlings, mark them (if you remember) and then the tags grow legs and do a runner.  Identifying pests or diseases can also be another common problem.  Well worry no more!  Garden Compass to the rescue!  Best of all, it’s FREE!

Can you spot a ladybug egg or larvae?

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There are many beneficial insects out there. If you find praying mantis, spiders, parasitic wasp, lacewing larvae, ladybugs or ladybug larvae in your garden, let them be. They are all assuming the role of “live biological control”. People are most familiar with ladybugs but would you recognize their eggs or larvae?

How to End Bug Problems ORGANICALLY

Chemical pesticides are not only toxic to humans and animals, they also kill ALL bugs.  The good and the bad.  So how do you keep the bad guys away without harming the good guys?