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New Vegetable Gardener — Organic Practices in the Backyard Vegetable Garden

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

When a group of backyard gardeners get together and talk about the organic practices they use in the vegetable gardens, you will often hear information that is confusing, such as I don’t use chemicals in my garden, I… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Gardening with Fewer Pesticides – Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

Pesticides are greatly misunderstood by many and incorrectly used by some. Do we need to use pesticides at all in the vegetable garden? I know many of you just jumped on this question with a resounding “NO!” You… Read More

On the Lookout: Downy Mildew on Viburnum Awabuki

Downy Mildew on Viburnum Awabuki

Downy mildew disease on Awabuki viburnum is prevalent right now. It can be a devastating disease causing severe defoliation. The disease is triggered by cooler, moist weather, especially foggy nights and mornings. Downy Mildew causes light green to… Read More