Preventing and Addressing Garden Pests and Diseases

When:
February 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2017-02-21T19:00:00-06:00
2017-02-21T20:00:00-06:00
Where:
Community Cooking School, 2nd Floor inside Broadway Armory Park
5917 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60660
USA
Cost:
$15
Contact:
Peterson Garden Project

If you’re feeling a little discouraged because your garden was overrun with squash bugs, cucumber beetles or fungal disease last year, don’t fret! There’s a lot more a gardener can do than plant hybrids, spray with an anti-fungal or pick off insects. In this class we will explore insect development to predict when they will emerge, and plan our gardens to avoid the most voracious part of their lifecycles. We will also look at growth patterns of common plant diseases to prevent them from taking hold in the garden. Sound difficult? It’s not! We’ll have a certified horticulturist on hand to show you how.

You will go home with a list of recommended planting dates, biological control options and effective organic products to grow your best garden yet!

 

White flies and aphids on tomato.
White flies and aphids on tomato.
Squash bug eggs on zucchini.
Squash bug eggs on zucchini.