One of the best organic pest control techniques involves making your property an ideal environment for beneficial bugs. You can start by creating a pollinator-friendly garden. Many pollinator gardens contain plants that attract other “good guys” to your area. You want three types of good guys in your garden. The first is the pollinators. They won’t do much for pest control since many are gentle giants, but they do promote the success of your food crops. The second is the predators. These are the ones that take care of all the troublesome bugs. The third is the parasites. Yes, some parasites are good. These guys take care of pests by using the bad guys as an incubator for their young. Having all three will help you build a natural system of organic pest control.
- Jessica Lane
They said I couldn't do it. My property is too small. There are too many land restrictions living in town. I have trouble sewing in a straight line and I set off the smoke detector when I boil water. Well you know what? I'm figuring it out. I currently have a flock of ducks, quail, and chickens, as well as four Nigerian Dwarf goats. Between our livestock and our gardens (over half our 1/4 acre is edibles), we produce most of our food. I may not be the poster child of a domestic goddess, but I am definitely a homesteader. Find out how I overcome challenges. I believe that everyone can be a homesteader, no matter where they live. Visit me at The 104 Homestead
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