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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...

Japanese Beetles

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Adult beetles feed on over 400 species of broadleaved plants but they prefer about 50 species. Adults skeletonize leafs, eating the tissue between the veins. Attacked leaves are laced and soon wither and die. Beetles also enjoy eating flower bulbs and fruit. Natural/Organic controls for Japanese Beetles Adult beetles prefer...

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Terrific Tomatoes Naturally

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

How about those white, pasty, tasteless tomatoes in the grocery store during the winter? If your store offers vine ripe tomatoes, how about the price? Follow this recipe for tasty success Rotate your tomato crop with different plants like beans, lettuce or carrots yearly. If you’re limited to one planting area,...

Back to Nature Cotton Burr Compost

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Healthy soil is said to consist of 45% minerals, 25% air, 25% water, 3% to 5% organic matter, and 1% live soil organisms. All of these ingredients are important, but most important are the organic matter and soil organisms. Without them, soil would be virtually sterile and incapable of sustaining...

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...