The Dos and Don'ts of Organic Gardening

Nov 4, 2016


A healthy and productive organic garden is something many of us aspire to, but organic gardening brings with it a host of challenges. One of the biggest? Pest control without the use of chemicals. Iowa State University Extension Organic Specialist Kathleen Delate says one way to deter bugs is to plant flowers and plants the pests enjoy, away from your main gardening area. So, pests are drawn away and leave your harvest alone. On this Horticulture Day edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Delate, Iowa State University Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis and ISU Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron. Donald and Richard answer listener questions about plants and insects.