Squash vine borer

I have planted zucchini. The plants looked healthy but now the leaves are suddenly starting to wilt in the sun. I also noticed some mushy, yellowish, grainy stuff at the base of the plant and…

Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew starts out as whitish spots that spread quickly until the entire leaf is covered. The white powdery growth is a fungus that with time becomes gray to tan/brown felt like patches. Leaves may…

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles were introduced to the U.S. via iris roots that were imported from Japan in 1916. Since that time they have been a pest problem growing each year to the point that today they…

Animal repellents

Animal repellents Nothing is more frustrating than putting all that time and effort into planting only to find something had a feast at your expense. Sources tell me that repellents containing pure capsaicin derived from…