Garden Detective

Jessica Damiano's award-winning garden blog gets to the root of things.

What's bugging your garden?

My zucchini has been done in by cutworms. All three plants. And my potatoes aren't doing well, either. A quick glance this morning revealed insect damage, but I'll have to investigate fully before determining the culprit. Admittedly, I've been a bit neglectful lately, having recently returned from a 10-day trip. As we all know, that's all it takes.

On the bright side, tomatoes are still thriving, the herb bed looks healthy, and I diced up three small peppers when making crab cakes last night.

If you're standing in similar shoes but aren't sure exactly what's attacking your plants, check my vegetable troubleshooting guide, complete with photos to help you ID your culprits and advice for prevention and cures.

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