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All Plants need three primary nutrients. They are Phosphorus, Nitrogen and Potassium.

Plants also need three secondary nutrients. They are Calcium, Magnesium and Sulfur.

 

Take a sample of your soil to the Agriculture Department and get it tested.

 

Plant Nutrients

http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/plant/nutrient.htm

http://www.urbansunshine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=292

http://www.urbansunshine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=292_293

  

Organic Nutrients

http://www.urbansunshine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=292_277

 

Organic Ant Killer

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=organic+ant+killer&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=1470758354&ref=pd_sl_4b5m2pv5lw_e 

 

Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers Seeds

http://www.urbansunshine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=358_359

 

Sprout Seeds

http://www.urbansunshine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=358_364

 

Atlanta Gardening Blog

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/gagarden/msg0623235912279.html

 

Fruits and Vegetables Grown in Georgia

http://localfoods.about.com/od/searchbyregion/a/georgiaseasons.htm  

 

Tomatoes Websites

http://www.heirloomtomatoes.bizland.com/varieties.htm

http://www.naturalhub.com/grow_vegetable_cultivars_tomato.htm

 

Growing Vegetables and Herbs in the Summer

http://www.naturalhub.com/vegetable_gardening_in_summer.htm

 

The Natural Food Hub Website

http://www.naturalhub.com/  

 

Lettuce Varieties

http://www.naturalhub.com/grow_vegetables_cultivars_lettuce.htm

 

Here's an article about aphid control:

Predators: Green lacewings, ladybugs and their respective larvae have a voracious appetite for aphids. Larvae from the syrphid fly also consume aphids. Hover flies and praying mantis feed on aphids. [RG note: you can buy many of these, especially ladybugs]

Repellent plants: Anise, chives, coriander (cilantro), garlic, onions, petunias and radish. Nasturtiums act as a trap crop. Aphids definitely prefer yellow flowers.

*Squashing a few aphids around the infested plants releases a chemical signal that makes the other aphids drop from the plants and leave.
*To foil aphids: flatten a square of aluminum foil around the base of plants to bounce light on the undersides of leaves. This also helps the plants in giving them more light.
*Try a barrier of powdered charcoal, calcium dust or bonemeal to keep them away from your plants. [RG note this also keeps the ants away]
*Stinging Nettle Spray: Aphids & Thrips - Cover 1 quart nettles with water, cover and ferment for 3 weeks. Mix 1 part nettle tea with 7 parts water. Spray.
*Spread out a barrier of tansy around the base of the plant to stop those ants. [RG note: or mint or anything else strong smelling]
*Use a spray made from a tea of tomato or potato leaves and water.
Chop 12 or so tomato leaves and 1 chopped onion in 1/2 cup of of 70% isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes. Apply the mixture directly on aphids with a cue tip or paintbrush. [RG note or put the tomato leaves and onion in the hot pepper spray]
*A forceful spray of water is often enough to knock the aphids off the plant and may discourage the ants, well sometimes.
*Put a bright yellow plastic pan in a strategic spot in the garden. Fill it a third of the way full with water. Aphids are drawn to the yellow color, land on the water, sink and drown.
*A soap spray can be used to strip them of their protective wax coating, dehydrating them. Mix 1 tablespoon of Castile soap to 1 gallon of water, spray.
*Garlic oil spray can kill aphids and other soft bodied pests.
A dusting of diatomaceous earth is lethal to aphids. Wear a mask when using DE.
*Place banana peels at the base of infested plant. The peels give them a shot of potassium too!
http://www.ghorganics.com/page9.html#Aphids:

 




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