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Stop Tomato Pests’ Attack Now: Beware the Psyllids

Stop Tomato Pests’ Attack Now: Beware the Psyllids

  My tomatoes were a disaster last summer. Tomato pests ruined them. It normally doesn’t take much to get rid of insect pests and keep the plants healthy. But tomato/potato psyllids aren’t your normal, run-of the-mill pests like aphids. Oh no, these insects are killers – tomato and potato plant killers. We all want healthy, trouble-free plants that carry loads of well-formed, tasty tomatoes. That’s the home gardener’s dream. But, based on my recent experience, I know that this dream requires some determined input…

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Can Plants Feel Pain? Is That The Chard Screaming?

Can Plants Feel Pain? Is That The Chard Screaming?

Follow @katzenstein1 Could that noise be the silverbeet (chard) screaming? It sounds like a cry of agony coming from the board as the knife slides through the leaves. Those leaves are fresh from the garden, severed from the plants a few minutes ago – the knife cuts through living plant tissue. Can plants feel pain? Can they feel themselves being cut, damaged or eaten? Those questions must have occurred to most gardeners as they snipped, cut or pulled plants in…

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