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Here Comes the Leek Moth

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Leek moths have been here: The crumbly “frass” indicates that leek moth larvae have been feeding on this garlic plant. Leek moth damage on a garlic leaf Sadly, we found evidence of the leek moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) in our garlic beds last week. The worst part about this is that the garlic was doing beautifully — it was the [...]

Worst Pest Scenario

Worst Pest Scenario
Swarms of biting black flies dampen my gardening enthusiasm from mid-May to September frost. I’m often asked, “What’s the worst pest in your garden?” After cultivating this plot of land for 20+ years and coping with potato, asparagus and Japanese beetles, deer, voles, chipmunks, slugs, snails, and every known borer, caterpillar, and curculio [...]
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