Bugs Aren’t All Bad December 15, 2014 Growing Tips Firstly, not all bugs are bad. In fact, some are even integral to the eco-system, and in keeping your soil aerated while moving around nutrients within the soil. Sadly these beneficial bugs usually fall victim to pesticides, and many farmers lose out on their natural benefits. So don’t feel the need to evict all bugs from your garden, rather understand their function before eradicating. Inspect for Insects Secondly, be sure to inspect your plants regularly. In doing so, you might be able to catch the culprits early on, and this can assist you greatly in preventing them from taking over. When looking for a pest problem, you will want to look for munched out holes in your leaves, as well as discolored leaves, plants that are wilting, and any suspect variable activity within that. Weed Away Worries Weeding is also an important part of the process, and it ensures that your crops are receiving the nutrients and sunshine they require, unhampered by other growing things. Rotate Your Crops Plants have different needs and require various kinds of nutrients and minerals, so changing up which plants you plant where, will better ensure they are exchanging nutrients among themselves. As such, your garden should be rotated yearly, and include a diverse crop with a wide range of plant growth from flowers to vegetables to herbs. At Growing Society, we can attest to the many benefits of clean-pesticide gardening, and we think that creating a sustainable growing environment will benefit both you, and the community you grow in! Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.