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…

GROWING BELL PEPPERS

GROWING BELL PEPPERS

Bell Peppers are popular vegetables because there are so many varieties available from sweet to very hot. Bell peppers are tropical plants grown as warm-season annuals here. Peppers are relatively easy to grow and harvest. They are often harvested in the immature green stage for use in salsas, salads, for stuffing, roasting, and for added…

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

GROWING STRAWBERRIES

The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. Growing strawberries is relatively easy, and they produce large quantities of good-quality fruit without requiring extra equipment. Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa) is an herbaceous perennial. New leaves, shoots, and runners emerge from the crown and root structure each year. Strawberries can be grown…

HOW TO GROW A CACTUS

HOW TO GROW A CACTUS

Cacti are the most unusual and elegant plants globally, with bold shapes of all kinds and beautiful green color variations. A cactus plant is a great insertion to the home because of its striking shape, size, and flowers. These houseplants are a unique, decorative way to add interest to your home, living space, and office….