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One of the most important aspects of a self-reliant lifestyle is gardening. Growing your own food and even medicine is rewarding. But gardening is not always easy because of pests and diseases that come up unexpectedly.
Solving common garden problems is possible if you are prepared and somewhat knowledgeable.
So let’s look at what these gardening problems are, so we can be prepared to either avoid, or discourage them from destroying our garden.
- Japanese beetles love to nibble on basil, roses, grape vines and many other plants . You could spray them but then you’d poison your garden too. You can also pick them by hand, but it will take a long time. What I love the best is that you can plant 4 o’clock flowers and once they nibble on those, they die.
- Rabbits can a real problem devouring your tender veggies.
- Squirrels will dig in your flower and vegetable beds
- Tomato hornworms will eat the leaves of your tomatoes overnight
Of course, then there are the weeds, poison ivy, ants and so many other problems that could deter you from maintaining a thriving garden.