The Gardener's Bug Book; Earth-Safe Insect Control

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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

Barbara Pleasant explains how to work with nature to make the garden a no-pest zone. The author shows how to distinguish the good bugs from the bad and use the best homemade and commercial control strategies for pests. Cross-references 72 common vegetables and fruits and the pests that affect them. Clearly illustrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882666099
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/5/1994
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,181,236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Pleasant has written five books for Storey, including the Garden Writer's Association 2003 Garden Globe Award of Achievement winner, Garden Stone. She lives in Virginia.

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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

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