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Major Tomatillo Pest - Three-lined potato beetle (photo shows larval stage.) Nasty little things.

Yellow can attract (and therefore trap) two of the worst gardening pests, the destructive cucumber beetle and the dreaded squash vine borer.

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Garden Update ~ How to Kill Cucumber Beetles, Organically

How to Kill Cucumber Beetles, Organically--dump 100% Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth. LIFT leaves and douse underneath since the cucumber beetles like to hang out underneath, then dirt all around the plants

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DIY Hot Pepper Spray for Squash Bug and Squash Beetle Control

Here's a DIY hot pepper spray which is 100% safe and natural, that I spray directly on my cucumber and pumpkin vines to get rid of squash bugs and beetles.

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Tomatillo Harvesting – How To Tell If A Tomatillo Is Ripe

Harvesting Tomatillo Fruits: How & When To Harvest Tomatillos - Tomatillos are related to tomatoes, which are in the Nightshade family. They are similar in shape but are ripe when green, yellow or purple and have a husk around the fruit. The fruits are borne on warm season plants and from inside the husk. You can tell when to pick a tomatillo by watching for the husk to burst. Growing and harvesting tomatillo fruits will enhance your culinary range and provide nutrients and variety to your…

Companion Planting with the Three Sisters Method The Three Sisters Method uses three different vegetables – corn, pole beans and squash. Each vegetable is interplanted together so they benefit one another while growing and producing fruit. The corn stalk provides a climbing support for the pole beans to grow up, the pole beans provide nitrogen in the soil for the corn, and the squash creates a living mulch to block out weeds and to conserve soil moisture for the pole beans and corn.