HomeVEGETABLE GARDENReducing Disease In The Vegetable Garden

There are many things that can cause garden problems while not all of them can be fixed prevention by the garden is the best course of action. I am talking about controlling disease in the garden some of them may be beyond your control but there are many ways in which you can work to prevent them.

Diseases are usually either fungal, bacterial, or viral and there are a lot of different ways in which these diseases can get into your garden and cause havoc. It is very difficult sometimes to determine just what it is that is ailing a plant insect damage can sometimes emulate a disease and a disease can sometimes emulate insect damage. So the best methods of dealing with these kinds of problems are prevention.

Preventing diseases in your garden may not always be possible but to be sure you are doing all that you can here are some handy guidelines you should follow. While these guides will not protect against all the problems you nay encounter they will help to lessen the opportunity for them.

First be sure that you are giving your plants a great environment to grow in. Be sure the soil is loamy and full of good organic matter and that the area that you plant in is well loosened o promote vigorous root growth. Be sure that you are planting them in the right location the right amount of light and air circulation are important. The healthier the plants the better they are able to resist attacks.

An important area to concern yourself with is sanitation in the garden. The first thing to do is ti inspect any new plants before you add them to the garden.Buying disease resistant plants such as hybrids will also be very beneficial. Checking for signs of problems beforehand will save you trouble. Discard and remove any plants right away when you find ones that are not healthy but do not add diseased plants to the compost pile as this will almost certainly compound your problems. Another key component of sanitation is weed control. Weeds not only rob vital nutrients and moisture from the soil they attract insects they maybe harboring disease. So remove them and any plant debris as quickly as possible.

People sometimes unwittingly spread the disease themselves when using cultivation tools in the garden. This is known as mechanical method. As pruners are used disease can get on the blade from am infected plant that will be transferred to the next plant you will prune. Wiping or spraying clippers or cultivators with a 10% bleach solution will help to reduce this hazard.

Along with these guides be careful not to work around plants when the leaves are wet water can spread diseases real quickly. Always water early in the day to allow time for the plants to dry . Mulch will help to prevent soil from splashing on the leaves reducing the risk of soil born disease. Be sure also to provide good air circulation to help keep diseases from reproducing too quickly.


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