William Olkowski

  • All You Should Know About Compost

    All You Should Know About Compost

    Composting is a common practice among gardeners who want their soil to be healthy and nutrient-rich. Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as food waste or…

  • 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.

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    Kitchen Gardening

    A Least Toxic Approach to Pesticides

    Nobody likes garden pests. Here are some tips for managing them without endangering yourself and your surroundings.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Effective Ways to Control Squash Borers in the Vegetable Garden

    If your squash plants are wilting, it may be because of squash vine borers. Here are some basic steps to figure out what’s wrong, and then to decide on 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…

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    Kitchen Gardening

    Controlling Scales, a Common Pest of Fruit Trees

    Scale insects can be serious pests for fruit and nut trees, currants, grapes, and raspberries. Here's how to deal with them.