Common Problems in Veggie Gardens

To successfully grow your own veggie garden you must also take in mind problems you may have along the way. Here are some common problems you may have in your veggie garden and how to treat them.

Knowing how to treat for fungus is a crucial factor to not getting early and late blight as well as verticillium wilt. Any of these types of fungi will wipe out your veggie garden before you even see it coming. The best tip we have for you is to fight it before it becomes a problem. Pre-treating your soil with “MicroLife” MicroGrow Bio Inoculant is the best way to eliminate any of these fungi from even showing up.

Aphids and spider mites are common and can result in a deadly ending to your once strong vegetable plants. “Bonide” Bon-Neem will do the job. Just spray it on the affected area and let it do what it does best.

Starting to notice small holes at the center of the leaves in your garden? “Bonide” Captain Jacks Dead Bug Brew will take care of your worm and caterpillar infestation. We have it in concentrate, RTU spray, and powder form. You can also use this to fight potato and cucumber beetles as well as squash borer by spraying it on the plant.

As the temperatures start to drop you’ll want to keep an eye on your vegetable garden. Although there are a variety of vegetables that do good in cold weather there is also a lot that unfortunately doesn’t. Having frost cloth handy eliminates the worry of your plants burning from the freeze when it gets 40 degrees or lower. Make sure to uncover them in the morning if the temperature rises above 40 degrees. Doing this avoids your plants from creating an unnecessary amount of heat which in the end is not good for any plant.

If you have additional questions about growing your vegetable garden we will be having a veggie class this Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 AM with J. Thomas. If you are unable to make it be sure to message us on Facebook, Instagram, or just give us a call. We always have expert gardeners around to answer any questions you may have. We’ll see you in the garden.