Tag: Plant Problems

"A Chemical Reaction" Screening at Columbia College Chicago

“A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution,” will be screened at Columbia College Chicago on March 20. The critically acclaimed film questions many of the products and practices used to create and maintain lawns. According to a press release for the screening 78 million U.S households use home and garden pesticides. This... Read more »

Powdery Mildew in the Garden

Powdery mildew is probably the easiest to recognize of all plant diseases in the garden. It is a fungal disease that attacks just about every plant in your garden. A wide variety of fungi cause powdery mildew on different plants, but it is recognized by the appearance of a white or gray coating on the... Read more »

Blossom-end rot of Tomato Plants

Blossom-end rot is a tomato disorder that I’ve been asked about a couple of times on Twitter and via Email. It isn’t a disease caused by garden pests or something transmitted through infected plants. Blossom-end rot generally occurs when a developing tomato fruit doesn’t get the necessary amount of calcium. Fertilizing your tomatoes may not... Read more »