How To Protect Apple Trees From Codling Moth, Organic Options

July 29, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Organic Gardening


McShanes nursery has weekly workshops. In this video we learn about various methods of controlling Codling Moth in Apple Trees. I am glad you mentioned codling moth! Well here lets give her a surprise. Who knows what a codling moth is? There got a terrible worth and love fruit trees and they eat all day long. That’s why we get worms in our apples, codling moths. There little traps and set and you put inside your garden right when things start to bloom and buds start to push and inside the trap is a little nugget that a bunch of scientists identified to make the males in feral. When they come out and the buds are pushing they find this trap lick it a couple of times. After that the little guys are not going to see much action and your tree is not going to have fertile codling moths laying eggs in your apples or quince producing worms. The most effective way to use those codling moth traps is once you see the codling moths start showing up in them is use the BT. Bacillus thuringiensis (or Bt) is a naturally occurring bacteria. When you know that the females are around laying their eggs in the trees on the blooms. Those eggs are getting ready to hatch out into little worms and crawl their way into the apples are quiences or whatever. If you spray at that point (with BT) then they get killed before they go into your apples. Once in your fruit there really isn’t much that you can do to them. Scientist a couple decades back found that this tiny bacteria when consumed by these

Garden Design & Care : How to Prune Moth Orchids

February 20, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Garden Design

Pruning moth orchids is done by simply trimming back dead blooms right where the bloom meets the stem, as orchids can often shoot off more blooms from the same stem. Prune a moth orchid to encourage new growth withhelpful advice from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardens. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: www.vanveenbulbs.com Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is a third-generation flower grower and sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner