In organic gardening, some of the gardener’s best friends are good guy bugs. While some insects help out by getting rid of pesky insects, others provide positive benefits to the soil. Some beneficial insects will show up on their own
In organic gardening, some of the gardener’s best friends are good guy bugs. While some insects help out by getting rid of pesky insects, others provide positive benefits to the soil. Some beneficial insects will show up on their own when attracted by certain plants, but if you’re having a tough time getting insect helpers to frequent your garden, there’s someone who can help!
Extremely Green Gardening Co. is an organic gardening supply company out of Abington, Mass. They sell a variety of organic fertilizers, soil amendments, weed control products and tools, in addition to a wide selection of beneficial insects.
Whatever your garden ailment, they’ve got the solution. Aphid problem? Purchase lacewings, ladybugs or aphid midges. Caterpillars, whiteflies, mites? They’ve got what you need to take care of the problem. They also sell several varieties of beneficial nematodes–tiny organisms that live in the soil and attack the larvae of garden pests, like crane flies, fleas, root weevils, grubs, cutworms, borers and gnats.
Extremely Green can ship eggs and larvae for these beneficial insects directly to your home, where you can add them to your garden and let them do work. They can even ship next-day if you have a garden pest problem to take care of in a hurry. Just be sure you’re home when the order arrives–live bugs need to stay at certain temperatures to keep them alive until you use them. If you’re not wild about receiving bugs in the mail, they also have a wide range of organic insecticide sprays and dusts so you don’t need to resort to inorganic chemical pesticides for garden pest control.