January 30, 2020

Protecting beneficial insects in the winter

This quick video shares some tips for providing a safe haven for beneficial insects over the winter, without harboring harmful garden pests…

It’s great to provide some shelter for beneficial insects in your garden during the winter, but you also don’t want to harbor pests as well, so how do you find the right balance?

Fall and winter garden cleanup tasks can involve leaving certain plants and other materials behind to protect the “good bugs” during harsh winter weather, but if you’re not careful, less beneficial insects may also take up residence there.

This short video shares some tips for giving your garden allies a safe place to hide, without providing inviting hiding places for pests. By taking the right steps this time of year, you can help give your garden a great start to the growing season, come spring!

 

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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