GROWING CARROTS

GROWING CARROTS

Carrots (Daucus carota)  are a great vegetable to plant if you’re seeking something different to do with your garden. Carrots are a versatile root crop that may be cultivated in a variety of climates. Carrots are cool-season biennials (plants with a two-year life cycle) that have been grown for thousands of years. They were employed…

LETTUCE

LETTUCE

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is a well-known leafy vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways, from salad to medical medicines. This is an annual plant in the Asteraceae family. Although its stem and seeds are also harvested, it is commonly grown as a leaf vegetable. Salads are the most common application for lettuce, although…

DOWNY MILDEW

DOWNY MILDEW

Downy mildew is a  bunch of closely connected pathogens that may cause major harm within the nursery, greenhouse, and landscape. Some common downy mildew hosts include aster (Aster spp.), alyssum (Alyssum spp.), butterfly bush (Buddleia spp.), coreopsis (Coreopsis spp.),  carrots, hardy geranium (Geranium spp.), Geum (Geum spp.), dead nettles (Lamium spp.), phlox (Phlox spp.), rose…

SCALE INSECTS

SCALE INSECTS

Scale insects refer to a large group of insects common on ornamental trees, vegetable crops, plants, and shrubs. They belong to the superfamily Coccoidea. Hard or armored scales (family Diaspididae), feeling scales (Eriococcidae), soft scales (family Coccidae), ground pearls, or margarodid scales (family Margarodidae), mealybugs (family Pseudococcidae), and other minor groupings are among the more…