20+ Neem Oil Uses In The Garden and Beyond

As gardeners, we’re always looking for an edge… Something that’ll prevent pests, diseases, and make our lives easier out there in the garden. A long-time favorite of both beginner and veteran growers is neem oil. But what is this “magical” substance exactly and how does it work? Is it safe? Can you use it for … Read more

How to Treat Plant Fungus with Baking Soda

As far as plant diseases go, there are none more annoying, frustrating, and hair-pulling than fungus issues. Whether you’re growing microgreens, houseplants, or veggies, plant fungus like powdery mildew can absolutely ruin your plants. Here’s an example of a classic type of plant fungus, powdery mildew: Here’s a simple rule to detect plant fungus: If your … Read more

Damping Off: How to Prevent and Control Seedling Wilt

Has damping off got you down? Do you weep with sorrow as your little green darlings turn brown? Do their roots sport white webbing like some Halloween decoration someone left outside until Christmas? Alas, I’m pretty familiar with this situation. It mimics my day without coffee: I may start off fine but eventually I shrivel … Read more

Botrytis Cinerea: How to Prevent and Control the Devastating Plant Disease

If you’ve ever checked on your garden and found weird, grey, fuzzy looking spores on your plants, chances are you’ve run into botrytis cinerea.It’s one of the most common fungal pathogens out there, and goes by several other names:Grey moldGhost spotAsh moldIf your growing conditions are humid but relatively cool, chances are good you’ll run … Read more

Make Garlic Spray for Pests and Plant Diseases

The mythology behind garlic is long and storied. From vampires to devils to werewolves, garlic is purported to do anything and everything. While those stories may just be myths, garlic is both a great plant to grow in your garden, and a great plant to use on your garden.Garlic bulbs consist of numerous segments called cloves, … Read more