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Whether it's a bug, a disease, or any other gardening issue, check in here for easy, chemical-free ways to take care of it.

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When the winter winds blow and everything outside, well, dies, a windowsill herb garden becomes a tiny reminder of spring. While growing them indoors is fairly easy, here are a few things to watch out for.

What's Wrong with my Herbs? | Salisbury Greenhouse | Sherwood Park

When the winter winds blow and everything outside, well, dies, a windowsill herb garden becomes a tiny reminder of spring. While growing them indoors is fairly easy, here are a few things to watch out for.

Mosquito

Mosquito Repelling Plants - Salisbury Greenhouse, AB

People tend to think that the only plant that naturally repels mosquitoes is citronella geraniums and are surprised to learn how many plants there are.

Tomatoes

What's wrong with my Tomato? - Salisbury Greenhouse

Scourge of tomato growers everywhere! The fruit, ripe or unripe, develops a sunken, rotten “bottom” that can be tiny or cover up to half the fruit.

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed - Salisbury Greenhouse, ShPk AB

Fallopia japonica is commonly known as Japanese Knotweed, Fleeceflower, Monkeyweed, Japanese Bamboo and, in China, Tiger Stick.

The “Fixers” Plants that Fertilize Themselves - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse #Plants #Fixers #Fertilize

The “Fixers” Plants that Fertilize Themselves - Salisbury Greenhouse, ShPk

While the legume family are by far the most common nitrogen fixers, there are a surprising number of other hardy plants that do the same thing.

Not All Bees Are Scary - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse #Bees #Garden

Not All Bees are Scary

It’s myth-busting time. Honeybees are not aggressive unless you go out of your way to attack them. Bees are vegetarians while wasps are carnivores.

Scarlet Lily Beetle - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse #Beetle

Scarlet Lily Beetle - Salisbury Greenhouse, AB

The scarlet lily beetle, alias red lily beetle or lily leaf beetle, is a European native that hitched a ride to Canada on lily bulbs in the mid 1940s. Over the decades, it’s settled westward as far as Alberta.

Mosquito Repelling Plants - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse #Mosqutio #Plants #Repel #Garden

Mosquito Repelling Plants - Salisbury Greenhouse, AB

People tend to think that the only plant that naturally repels mosquitoes is citronella geraniums and are surprised to learn how many plants there are.

Dutch #Elm Disease - History - What is it? - Spotting It - Controlling It - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Dutch Elm Disease

DED has devastated rural and urban forests across the Northern hemisphere and forced us to dramatically re-think our approach to urban forestry, pest management, and conservation. A Brief History | What Is It? | Spotting it | Controlling it

#Sod #Webworm - Brown Spots on your lawn but no dog? - How to spot it - What it does - What to do - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Sod Webworm - Salisbury Greenhouse

Does your lawn have brown patches that look like dog spots? The best way to control Sod Webworm also makes your lawn healthier and greener.

#Wasps: Telling Them Apart | What Attracts Them? | Getting Rid of Them By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Wasps in the Garden - Salisbury Greenhouse

Distinguishing wasps, what attracts them and what to do about them in the garden. By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Dew #Worms: the damage they do & dealing with them. by Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Dew Worms

Worms the size of snakes leaving mounds of castings and tunnelling through your lawn.

An Homage to #Spiders - by Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

An Homage to Spiders - Salisbury Greenhouse

What kinds of spiders live in your garden? Which ones are poisonous, and which ones are harmless? By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

#Earthworms - Garden Benefits, Nurturing your Worms, Earth#worms Invasive in Forests - By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Earthworms 101 - Salisbury Greenhouse

Garden benefits of earthworms, how to nurture them in your garden and concerns about invasive earthworms in forests. By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Scarlet #Lily #Beetle - Life Cycle | How to Spot It | How to Stop It - by Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse

Scarlet Lily Beetle - Salisbury Greenhouse

Life cycle of the scarlet lily beetle, how to identify it and how to fight them. By Rob Sproule, Salisbury Greenhouse