Cathy Isom has some great tips about how to tackle garden pests now for a healthy crop next year. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Garden pests don’t take a break in the winter time so it’s important to get ahead of the game so they won’t ruin your future crops.
You may believe that all of those obnoxious insects that have bugged you all summer are starting to disappear as the days get shorter and nights get colder. But don’t be fooled. Many of those garden pests are still around. They have laid their eggs in your lovely dark, rich topsoil or are settling down for a long winter’s nap.
You can reduce your overall bug problems by taking some simple steps right now. Remove the plant residue and any weeds to discourage garden pests who need hiding places. Take the time to till the soil during the cold weather. This will expose your garden pests, and they will die of cold or get eaten by local birds. Its especially helpful if you have livestock, such as chickens. They will eat all those bug larvae, bug eggs, and bugs that are hiding.
Healthy soil means healthier plants, and healthy plants are less likely to succumb to the effects of garden pests.
I’m Cathy Isom…