Garden Help Desk » Plant Disorders

How Not to Have Blossom End Rot

Ben HenryMay 25, '20

Many of our customers have been have been coming into our Garden Center with tomatoes that have an ugly brown-black flat spot on the bottom of the tomatoes. This can happen to tomatoes planted in the ground but also happens frequently to tomatoes, peppers and eggplants grown in containers. It...

How to Fight Early Blight

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

The month of August is almost here. Keep up with feeding and proper watering. Do routine inspections for insects. Aphids and white flies are now a problem. Early detection is the key to control. Pesche’s Garden Center offers both organic and natural controls. It won’t be long before you’re enjoying...

Magnolia Scale

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Magnolia Tree Looks Sick and is Dripping Sticky Black Sap All over the Plants below It.   Magnolia scale has become an increasingly common problem on magnolia trees in Illinois.  Magnolia scale, Neolecanium cornuparvum is one of the largest and most conspicuous scale insects in our area. The over-wintering nymphs...