Saturday Seminar presents:
Managing Bad Bugs in Your Vegetable Garden—Lessons from The Learning Garden
Presenter: Laura Brooks, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer
Now that you’ve planted your vegetable garden, it’s time to discuss the nemesis of every veggie gardener: bad bugs! Which ones should you look out for and what can you do about them?
Laura Brooks, co-chair of The Learning Garden’s vegetable plot located at the Buncombe County Extension office, highlights the three most common pests that were encountered last year in The Learning Garden: squash vine borers, flea beetles, and Mexican bean beetles. She describes the organic methods that Master Gardeners used to help ward off these pesky insects. Laura explains the life cycle of these insects, what they look like from larvae to adult stages, when they emerge, and effective treatments.
To access this video on the Buncombe County Master Gardener website, click on the link:
Or go to www.buncombemastergardener.org, click on the ‘Resources’ tab at the top of the page and select ‘Gardening Videos’ from the drop down menu.