Friday, September 20, 2013

Easy Garden Changes Tip #4: Don't Make It Easy for Pests

This post is part of a series of Easy Changes to Make Your Garden Act More Like Nature.  For the full story, start at the beginning with Tip #1, Get Rid of Bare Earth.

Tip #4: Don't make it easy for pests

This one is pretty basic: if you plant all your tomatoes in one row, how easy will it be for pests to wipe them all out?  Straight, identical rows are for tractors and large-scale production.  They don't necessarily make sense in a backyard.  Mix up your plants a little and see what happens.  Maybe put a basil between your tomatoes, and a few of those pests might get confused or sidetracked on their way to cause garden mayhem.

Brace yourself for Tip #5: Create Some Edge

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