This completely revised and updated garden guide shows how to identify and control more than 70 common garden insects using the best homemade and commercial control strategies.
About Barbara Pleasant
Barbara Pleasant has written five books for Storey, including the Garden Writer's Association 2003 Garden Globe Award of Achievement winner, Garden Stone. She lives in Virginia.
Farmers John's Review
Very cool book in an easy to read format. I learned a lot, like did you know that Hover Flies (those flies that you see hovering in the sun) lay eggs in aphids and their young feed on them! How about Fireflies...did you know that their larva eat slug and grasshopper eggs!
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!