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Attracting and Maintaining Beneficial Garden Organisms

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  • Here are simple step by step instructions on how to set up a worm composting bin. From hints and tips on what wormery to buy, to what to feed the worms, this article shows you the starting stages of setting up your own worm farm to bring you the very best completely organic natural fertilizer for your garden.

    How to Set up a Worm Composting Bin (with step-by-step photo guide)

    How to Set up a Worm Composting Bin (with step-by-step photo guide)

    by GardenExpert9991

  • There is one member of your hive that you simply cannot do without: the queen. She is the center of the entire process that the hive goes through. Without her, there are no more worker eggs that will be laid. Without more workers the hive will...

    Raising Queen Bees

    Raising Queen Bees

    by jeffrichley lm3

  • There are a number of benefits in making fall splits early in the summer, which outweighs making spring splits: re-queening, disease control, good overwintering, quick spring buildup, and better crop.

    Benefits of Making Fall Splits

    Benefits of Making Fall Splits

    by Yoon Sik Kim4

  • Praying mantises are considered beneficial insects even though they eat both "good" insects and "bad" insects.

    How to Attract Praying Mantises

    How to Attract Praying Mantises

    by Caren White2

  • Ladybugs are an organic gardeners best friend, ridding the garden of destructive insects. Learn how to make your garden attractive to these beneficial insects.

    How to Attract Ladybugs

    How to Attract Ladybugs

    by Caren White2

  • Mason Bees are one of the best-kept secrets of gardening and orchards. You have probably seen them many times and had not realized it. If you are a gardener, then you need to read this article.

    Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees

    Pollinate Your Garden With Native (Mason) Bees

    by And Drewson5

  • Toads provide years of free insect control in return for a simple shelter and a source of water.

    How to Attract Toads

    How to Attract Toads

    by Caren White0

  • Harvesting honey from your hive is a fun and exciting endeavor. Photos, videos, and step by step instructions to extracting honey from your backyard hive.

    How to Harvest Honey from a Beehive

    How to Harvest Honey from a Beehive

    by Robin Edmondson11

  • Beneficial insects and spiders are useful for keeping harmful insects away from your plants and garden. You can attract native species or buy them online or in catalogs if you're a savvy shopper.

    Useful Insects and Spiders for Plants

    Useful Insects and Spiders for Plants

    by Melody Trent1

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