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Question by SHEAMAN12
May 1, 2009
HELLO THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I STARTED MY GARDEN FROM SEEDS MY IT STARTED BEGINNING OF APRIL THEY OUTGREW THE CUPS THEY ARE NOW IN THE GROUND WHATS THE GREENEST AND MOST ORGANIC WAY TO KEEP BUGS AND SQUIRRELS AWAY I HATE CHEMICALS THERES NOTHING LIKE A PURELY NATURAL TOMATO THX...JOE


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Answer from NGA
May 1, 2009

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Congratulations on your new garden! About the only way to keep 4 legged critters out of your garden is to fence or cover it with bird netting. As for insect control, try visiting your garden every day or several times a day and going on patrol. Check the upper and lower sides of the leaves and handpick any pests you might encounter. This will keep the population small enough that you can keep up with it. And, remember that for every population of destructive insects, a population of beneficialas will show up to keep the population low. Best wishes with your new garden!

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