4 Common Garden Insects & Diseases

Posted on Jun 6 2012 - 1:03am by Mike Lieberman

Are you noticing holes in the leaves of your garden?

Some foreign powdery substances that seem to be spreading?

It’s going to happen eventually. Nobody’s garden is going to be perfect. No matter what you read.

There is no need to beat yourself and think that you’re a failure. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Lets take a look at what might be eating your garden, shall we?

Here they are…

The four common vegetable garden insects and diseases. In each of the posts listed, you’ll learn how to identify, common signs of and how to defend against them.

  • Cabbage worms. Learn the tell tale signs of whether you have cabbage worms and how to get rid of them.
  • Aphids. You might be noticing some tiny little green, red or red bugs on the underside of your leaves — those are aphids.
  • Ants. You will definitely notice if you have ants. It’s not like there are one or two of them.
  • Powdery mildew. Is there a white chalky substance on the leaves of your plants? That’s powdery mildew.

If you are looking for products that can are non-toxic (OMRI listed) that can help with nearly all of these problems, I’d recommend checking out SaferBrand and their line of organic insect control products.

Your turn

In the comments below, let me know which of these problems you are currently facing in your garden.

Image courtesy of Jeff Kubina on Flickr.