Ants, Slugs and Aphids

Finally got hold of an aphid spray from an organic company – contains a small amount of rotenone, so I am applying it sparingly in the early morning, and it appears to be having some good effect. But the ANTS!!!! After careful snooping round the garden, it appears that my entire garden is one GINORMOUS anthill. Tried the boiling water routine, but after hours of solid kettle boiling, found I was just never going to […]

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Fungus and Deformed Carrots

My husband and I live in rural Michigan. We have a large garden, a patch of corn and melons, some berry bushes we planted this year, a vineyard, and an orchard (well, it will be an orchard one day). Although my husband grew up with farming, it wasn’t organic, so we have been trying to learn about organic gardening. My question is this: we have had a problem for the three summers we’ve been here […]

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Question About Killing Grasses and Weeds

I have a large area of land which has grass, weeds, and a Lot of unpleasant plants. I want to put some sort of chemical on the land to kill all vegetation without hurting the environment. Can someone please recommend a good substance to accomplish this with? Additionally, i’d prefer that nothing grow back on that land. (im eventually going to pave it into a road and parking lot) whats the best way to keep […]

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Question About Killing Grasses and Weeds

I have a large area of land which has grass, weeds, and a Lot of unpleasant plants. I want to put some sort of chemical on the land to kill all vegetation without hurting the environment. Can someone please recommend a good substance to accomplish this with? Additionally, i’d prefer that nothing grow back on that land. (im eventually going to pave it into a road and parking lot) whats the best way to keep […]

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Organic Solution to Black Spot (Fungus) on Roses

Anybody know of a organic solution to black spot on roses? Any help would be greatly appreciated! – As these “Black spots” that you describe are a form of “Fungus” and you are looking for an Organic solution to this problem, perhaps I can suggest “Prayer” that is about your only hope. – A more helpful response, from someone who has nearly 100 roses, all grown organically, it to experiment with various sprays and growing […]

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Snail-like Critters Crawling in My Soil

I have snail- like critters (very small though) that are crawling in my soil (even the one I bought) that attacks seeds and roots of seedlings.I’d like to get rid of them the organic way.Any ideas? — I have a solution perhaps you’d like to try that worked very well for my sister-in-law’s husband Jim and his snail problem. Last year we had a particularly wet spring and were invaded by snails. I did some research and discovered that […]

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