I planted milkweed this year to provide a rest stop for Monarchs, and today I noticed these yellow bugs on several of the plants. They appear to be aphids, and I'm not sure if I need to get rid of them.
Oh no! My winter squash, cucumbers, and peas are failing. Can anybody tell me why and what, if anything, I can do about it? Pictures inside. [more inside]
Last year, tiny (moth?) larvae ate all my giant sunflowers. What can I do to prevent this from happening again this year? [more inside]
Something is eating the plants in my garden. I don't know what it is or how to stop it. Photos inside. [more inside]
What is this insect sitting on my flower? There are four of them that I can see on the plant. I have a cat that goes in the backyard, can these infest him?
Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
I've got a couple cherry tomato plants on my windowsill that have been growing like gangbusters -- there's even one little tomato that's JUST starting to turn red. But -- they're also dropping stems off the main plants at an alarming rate. What's happening, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
I have some questions about pest control in the garden, coupled with mysteriously disappearing plants. [more inside]
I am completely overwhelmed with all the information online about starting a vegetable garden. Looking for personal anecdotes about what works and what doesn't; bonus points if you started on extremely clay-based soil. [more inside]
My outdoor basil plants are being chewed away by something that leaves behind tiny black grains. Who is the culprit, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
How do I identify garden pests? And what do I do about them once I've identified them? [more inside]