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Make your garden a no-pest zone!
Use The Gardener's Bug Book -- the health-conscious gardener's guide to safely controlling garden pests. Author Barbara Pleasant shows you how to work with nature to reduce garden pests while producing bountiful, environmentally safe, and chemical-free harvests.
The Gardener's Bug Book includes:
-- descriptions of more than 70 common garden insects
-- tips for telling the good bugs from the bad bugs
-- a convenient guide to the pests found on 72 common vegetable and fruits
-- clear illustrations and behavior hints for identifying each insect
-- dozens of easy formulas for making natural pest-fighting preparations
-- instructions for using commercially-available pest controls, including floating row covers, traps, and parasitic insects
The Gardener s Bug Book shows you how to keep damaging pests out of your garden without relying on harsh chemical products. With clear illustrations that help you identify the most common harmful bugs and their behaviors, Barbara Pleasant offers a variety of ingenious and environmentally friendly methods to protect your plants, including introducing beneficial parasitic insects and creating your own organic pest-repellent formulas. Keep your garden naturally free of harmful pests and enjoy a healthy and bountiful harvest."
This completely revised and updated garden guide shows how to identify and control more than 70 common garden insects using the best homemade and commercial control strategies.
About the Author
Award-winning author Barbara Pleasant has written abouttackling some of gardeners' worst nightmares: bugs, plantdiseases, and weeds. Her books include The Gardener's BugBook, The Gardener's Guide to Plant Diseases, The Gardener'sWeed Book,and Garden Stone,2003 winner of the Garden Writers Association's Garden Globe Award.A contributing editor to Mother Earth Newsand regionalcorrespondent for Gardening How-Tomagazine, Barbara lives in the mountains of western North Carolina. Her website isbarbarapleasant.com.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Revised Edition
Chapter 1: Insect Control in Your Own Backyard
Chapter 2: Getting to Know Insects: Their Life Cycles, Habits, and Interactions with Plants
Chapter 3: Common Food Plants and the Pests That Love Them
Chapter 4: Common Garden Insects: Identification and Control
Chapter 5: Remedies, Recipes, and Formulas for Earth-Safe Insect Control
Appendix A: Sources for Natural Pest-Control Products
Appendix B: Scientific Names of Common Garden Insects
Appendix C: Basic Equivalents for U.S./Metric Measures