A Beginner’s Guide to Garden Pests and Diseases
Organic Control of Pests – Insecticides, Pesticides, Fungicides
Table of Contents
Green Fly and Black Fly
Thrips and Red Spider
Leaf Cutting Bees and Caterpillars
Wood lice and ants
Leaf Mining Maggots
Rust, Mildew and Leaf Spot
It does not matter whether you have plants growing indoors, or a garden outdoors – where there is really, there are going to be pests. These are going to be insect pests. Also, you are going to be pestered no pun intended with plant diseases.
This book is an introduction to Garden pests and diseases, and how you can cure them organically. As I definitely do not advocate chemical pesticides in my garden, especially on my plants which I am going to feed my family or eat my own self, you are also going to get organic pesticide cures, which are going to help you get an insect free and fungus free produce and harvest.
The ills from which the garden suffers are usually divided into animal pests and fungus diseases. Weeds also really can be included under this heading, as they have almost as detrimental an affect upon garden plants as either of the other classes of affliction.
There should be no delay in dealing with all these three types of destructive elements in your garden because the damage caused by their inroads on your plants are often going to be extensive and cumulative in effect.
Prompt action should always be taken and where the preventive measures are possible the resulting improvement in in plant health will be marked.
I am going to start with animal pests, who are definitely not going to be controlled by pesticides. However, they are going to be preventive measures, which help take care of animals in your garden.