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Clean & Green Pest Control

​Arugula, Wasabi, Diplotaxis tenufolia , Cabbage Family

​Neem Oil or Diatomaceous earth to treat Flea Beetles

​Basil, Dark Purple, Ocimum basilicum mint family

​Spray with organic insecticidal soap to treat Japanese beetles, slugs and aphids.

​Apply BTK (Bacillius Thurengiensis var. Kurstaki) a naturally occurring, organic-approved bacteria, every 1 to 2 weeks.

​Use the stale bed method before planting.

​Cucumber, Parisian Pickling, Cucumis sativis

​Use floating row covers while plants are young to repel the Cucumber beetles. Interplant with Tansy and Nasturtiums to repel pests.

​Typically pest-free. Provide good air circulation.

​Dill, Bouquet, Anethum graveolens

​Typically pest-free. Provide good air circulation.

​Eggplant, Senshu Kinukawa Mizu, Solanum melongena

​Use floating row covers over young seedlings. Apply Neem oil for serious infestations of Aphids.

​Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum Legume family

​Typically pest and disease free.

​Garlic, Early Italian Purple

​Hibiscus, Chief Kubo’s Prize

​Impatiens, Balsam, Peppermint sticks, Impatiens balsamina\

​Typically pest-free. Provide good air circulation.

​Jalapeno Pepper HOT, Brown

Blossom end rot is a common ailment of peppers. Fortunately, this is one of the most easily remedied issues. Inconsistent watering is usually the cause.

Be sure to water consistently, and consider purchasing drip tape irrigation.

​Kale, Japanes Flowering Brassica family

​Homemade garlic and hot pepper spray can be used to control Cabbage Worms.

​Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia

​​Typically pest-free. Provide good air circulation.

​Lemon Balm, Lemoncello


​Mibuna, Early, Brassica rapa var. japonica Mustard family

​​Typically pest and disease free.

​Nasturtium, Alaska Mix, Tropaeolum majus

​An organically approved insecticidal soap will help treat Aphids. Prevent bacterial leaf spot with good circulation. Interplant with Cucumbers.

​Okra, Heavy Hitter Hibiscus family

​An organically approved insecticidal soap will help treat Aphids.

​Typically pest and disease free. Strong streams of water can be used to control Aphids or Spider Mites.

​Parsley, Giant of Italy, Petroselinum crispum

​Rosemary (Rosy), Salvia rosmarinu

​Typically pest free. Rosemary will suffer from fungal issues if planted in an excessively cool, shady location or if the soil is not adequately well draining.

​Spinach, Bokoboko, Spinacia oleracea

​Several fungal diseases, such as downy mildew (blue mold) and fusarium wilt, can become problems. Allow good air circulation and keep water off leaves.


​Pest and Disease repellent. Interplant with Cucumber to repel pests for the Cucumber.

​Tomato, Pantano Romanesco

​Soil should be amended with bone meal to discourage blossom-end rot. Hornworms can be controlled by daily picking them off. Plant along with chili peppers, marigolds, nasturtiums, basil and garlic to warn off pests.

​Viola, Bowles Black, Viola x wittrockiana also known as wild violet or wild pansy

​Use organic insecticidal soap to control Aphids, mealybugs and spider mites.

​Water Cress, Aqua Large Leaf, Nasturtium officinale Brassica, or cabbage, family

​Typically pest-free; occasional us of an organic insecticidal soap to ward off leafhoppers may be necessary.

​Yarrow, Flowerburt Fruitbowl, Achillea millefolium Aster family

​Organic insecticidal soap can be used to treat Spittle bugs.

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