Sheila Daar

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Using Bt to Combat Garden Pests

    In addition to being a convenient way to control pests, Bt is also a good way to maintain the natural equilibrium of the ecosystem in your garden.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Managing Weeds With a Light Touch (Part 1 of 2)

    Some weeds are actually good for gardens. Before you declare an all-out war on weeds, learn more about them and direct your efforts appropriately.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Managing Weeds With a Light Touch (Part 2 of 2)

    Gardeners often dread the drudgery of weeding, but if you establish realistic weed tolerance levels and implement a few strategies, you can have a reasonably weed-free vegetable patch without a…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Attract Good Bugs to Fight Tomato Pests

    With regular observation, good gardeners catch potential problems before they become severe. By hand-picking, squashing, or pruning off insects pests, they're not likely to multiply beyond control. Helping beneficial insects…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Cutting to the Chase on Cutworms

    The name cutworm is applied to the larvae of about 200 species of night-flying moths. Here's how to control them in your garden.

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    Kitchen Gardening

    Keep Caterpillars in Check in Your Garden

    Identification, row covers, natural enemies, and Bt keep cabbage caterpillars from making your cole crops look like Swiss cheese.