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I received my copy of 'The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook' yesterday and have found it to be well worth the wait, as I preordered the book months ago. It contains detailed practical information, including wonderful illustrations, and organic pest control solutions. This reference guide will likely serve me for the balance of my gardening years. It does contain many DIY pest control projects, resources and useful products. It's not just another Bug Book! I highly recommend this book for any gardener respectful of the environment.
What a FANTASTIC reference!! Great advice on identifying your pest and then solid practical advice on Solutions. From household remedies to informing you of resources and retailers that can supply your natural needs. Thanks Susan
This provides excellent information for living in a natural compatible way with the bugs that inhabit our yards and homes. You may want to allow some unfriendly bugs to exist, too, as food for the friendly bugs. There's also information about how and when to clean up the flowerbeds so that the friendly bugs can reproduce.
I'm always looking for resources to help solve my vegetable gardening "challenges." As I'm fond of saying, gardening is not only a love affair, it's warfare! The Vegetable Garden Pest Handbook is the perfect resource to help me win more of the annual battles I deal with to maximize my harvest and increase my gardening joy. I love this book. It's succinct, extremely well-organized, EASY TO USE, and fun (unusual for reference material, but it is indeed light and "fun"). And the up close and personal photographs, of the various garden enemies (insects) is second-to-none. This reference, although written by a Master Gardener, is short on jargon, and long on practicality. And I love the DIY section that includes Pest Control Projects (trapping/eliminating my dreaded cucumber beetles -- never used these strategies before, but I'm heading out to my local supermarket to get yellow solo cups, petroleum jelly, cotton swabs and clove oil). The author, Susan Mulvihill, provides clear and concise information to identify common garden pests, and the proven organic means of dealing with them. This is a resource I will return to again and again, as I aim to increase my tomato harvest for making salsa and "gravy" and that perfect hot sauce that brings tears of joy to my palate. Thank you Susan!
Easy to follow guide on gardens most commons pests and how to identify. Shows both damage you will see and what the insect will look like. Also with natural remedies, beneficial insects, that you want to introduce/attract to your guarden.
I love how her book is laid out. You can look for a specific plant or bug then find excellent solutions. Her organic options make me feel no guilt for keeping the nasty bugs away without increasing chemical dependency for control! Especially helpful were the many ideas, lists and pictures for making DIY traps and pest preventors - i wasnt expecting that, so now I can make take control! What a useful book! Finally!