Pests in Your Petunias

Pests in Your Petunias

Master Gardener, Toby Bost, recently spent some time chatting with Tami and Verne about keeping our gardens pest-free.  According to Toby, your best defense against critters like rabbits and deer is a well planned fence around your garden area.  He also said a product called Liquid Fence works well, although it is expensive.  Additionally, he said a company in Chapel Hill called I Must Garden offers a wide variety of products to help keep critters out of your garden.

For insects and other creepy-crawlies, Toby said there are a variety of organic repellents on the market.  He suggests  Rodale’s Organic Gardening book as an excellent guide for choosing the right product/method to best address the specific pests you are dealing with.

The Cooperative Extension Service is ready and waiting to help with any issues you may be having in the garden.  Here’s a link to their website and contact info:



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About Tami With-an-i

Co-Host, Your Family-Friendly Morning Show

I have three awesome kids - Andrew, Carley and Laura. My husband, Alton, is a delivery driver by day with dreams of one day publishing his own comic book. Yes, he is a geek, but I love him anyway.

I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times.

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