When most gardeners see insects invading their garden, they reach for a can of pesticide from the big box store.
But as you’ll learn on this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, there are quite a few all-natural options – and some of them will keep the bugs from appearing in the first place.
This week’s guest is Fern Bradley, a gardening expert and the author of several books, including “The Organic Gardener’s Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control” and “Rodale’s Vegetable Garden Problem Solver.”
Fern tells us:
- Why healthy soil is the secret weapon in organic pest control
- How crop rotation keeps insects from appearing.
- What to do if you have insects invading your tomatoes or squash.
- How organic methods can keep green bean plants looking healthy all summer long.
Finally, Fern gives us advice on pest-tolerant varieties. She also shares her best tips for using diatomaceous earth in the garden.
If you’re looking for common-sense solutions for your garden, then don’t miss this week’s show!
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