Today’s episode will look at some common insects that can damage your vegetable garden. If it’s our soft-bodied insects that are found on many plants. They’re found in cabbage in gray color. And this is a kohlrabi plant that has the same gray aphid infestation.
How to Control Garden Insects without Pesticides and Insecticides
1. Gray Aphids and Cabbage Looper
And this can be very damaging to your plants to control aphids. Just pray with soapy water and they should be gone. After you’re done with the Cabbage Looper is a soft body showing insect that can cause a lot of damage to your leaves.
It’s found not only in cabbages but also in almost all other vegetables to get rid of them. Just handpick them and eliminate them.
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2. Corn Earworm and Cutworms
The corn earworm is a very damaging insect that starts eating your corn and other vegetables, right? From its larvae stage. Once it grows into these worms that you can see here. They will totally devastate your crop. To eliminate corn earworms, just handpick them or use neem oil as a preventative measure to control.
Cutworms cause major damage to young seedlings. This is the cutworm. They just cut along the base of the plant, especially young seedlings, and the seedlings are gone that firms can cause extensive damage because they do not give an opportunity for your plan to grow.
This Karen ceiling has been totally killed by this cutworm and as soon as you see any kind of cutworm. Just look around the base of the seedlings and you can find and eliminate them.
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Wigs are small, insects crawling insects that you can see here very hard to spot. So you need to set a trap for them. Just take some vegetable oil. I use canola oil here to set this trap at the surface of the soil within about a week, all your bags will be attracted towards your trap and you’ve got all your wigs and you can eliminate them.
You can generally find grubs when you’re digging your raised beds or your soil, they cause a lot of damage by eating your plant roots. And when these form into their adult flies, which is the Japanese beetle, the Japanese beetles will cause even more damage. So just had to pick them and throw them.
5. Tomato Hornworm
The tomato hornworm or just the hornworm is one of the most commonly found garden insects. You can just handpick these insects and throw them. The tomato hornworm will cause a lot of damage on eggplants tomatoes and a lot of other plants and they might not even be easy to spot.
This plant looks pretty normal, but there is a tomato hornworm hiding right there between the branches. So it is just the only branch or just cut the branch way. You can see a lot of damage that is done by the tomato hornworm and you need to eliminate this past as soon as you can. It’s a very damaging insect.
6. Tree Hopper
The treehopper is one of the stem damaging plants. It will feed on your eggplant stems and stems of some other vegetables and they’re very small, but you can easily see them because they attack in colonies.
And the easiest way to get rid of these killed treehoppers is to just wear gloves and just remove them with your hands. And once all of them are gone, just rinse your blood with water and you’re good.
7. Treeline Potato Beetle
The Treeline potato beetle is a very damaging insect, not only in potatoes but all plants in the nightshade family like tomatoes, eggplants Peppers. Their larvae are soft and Grub and they do a lot of damage.
They’ve eaten all the leaves and stems around their area of feeding. And to eliminate them. You can just handpick them and just cut off the damaged leaves.
8. Fight Flies
Fight flies are soft-bodied insects that do a lot of damage to leaves and stems and they can occur in all plant’s edibles or not. The easiest way to get rid of them is to just pray with soapy water or just take a garden hose and just wash your plants. Once they get eliminated.
They will not come back, never use chemical pesticides in your garden. I always recommend that you go with organic solutions. There are a lot of solutions available. You can handpick your best.
You can use soap, sprays. You can just use a water hose to wash your plans and get rid of the insects. You can use neem oil which is an organic pesticide, which is also good for your health.
So with all these options, I highly recommend that you do not try any of these chemicals that are available in your garden stores. Just stick to natural ways and your garden will be healthy and full of life. We’ll see you again soon. Happy gardening.