Mary loves looking for bugs in the garden, and this video shows her hunting for caterpillars and tomato horn worms! Learn more about how to manage pests and attract beneficial insects in our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App!
These are tiny parasitic wasps that attack insects in your garden. Trichogramma wasps lay eggs into harmful insects (especially tomato hornworms!) for your garden and kill them before the insect kills your plant. How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Attract predatory wasps by black-eyed susan, caraway, clover, cosmos, dill, fennel, lavender, […]
Potatoes are one of the most popular things grown in the garden. We like to grow them in SmartPots containers so they’re easier to harvest! How to Grow: Potatoes are planted 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Seed potatoes are planted 4-6 inches deep, 4 per square foot, […]
Tomato hornworms are huge caterpillars that are green with a spiky tail and orange spots on the abdomen. These giants are monsterous and can destroy a tomato plant in the course of a day, so it is important to catch them fast! These extremely large caterpillars can be shockingly difficult to spot sometimes, so make sure you are checking your tomato plants thoroughly. To help with the hunt, we pay our kids a quarter for […]