Let’s face it – I can’t blame some of these bugs and plants for showing up in my garden. My broccoli is amazing – why wouldn’t those caterpillars want to eat it? My soil is has more nutrients than a bag of compost – why wouldn’t that Himalayan blackberry want to set its roots down?
But that doesn’t mean I want to just roll over and let them take over. That’s where practices like pest and weed management come into play. In this section, we cover everything from how to deter mosquitos and deer, to larger scale concepts like crop rotation.