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

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


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Barbara Pleasant shows you how to use all-natural methods to protect your garden from damaging insects. With clear illustrations to help you identify common harmful bugs and understand their behaviors, this book offers a variety of ingenious, environmentally friendly ways to protect your plants, such as introducing beneficial parasitic insects, using floating row covers, and creating your own organic pest repellents. You'll learn to work WITH nature instead of against it to keep your garden naturally free from harm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882666099
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/05/1994
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Barbara Pleasant has been covering organic gardening and self-sufficient living for more than 30 years. A contributing editor to Mother Earth News, Pleasant has garnered multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association and the American Nursery and Landscape Association. She has written books on topics ranging from compost to weeds, including Homegrown Pantry, Starter Vegetable Gardens, The Complete Compost Gardening Guide (with Deborah L. Martin), The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual, The Gardener’s Bug Book, The Gardener’s Weed Book, The Gardener’s Guide to Plant Diseases, and Garden Stone. Her columns and articles appear regularly in Mother Earth Living magazine and at and on other informational websites. Pleasant lives in Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, and fruits along with a few chickens, who all have names. 

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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