There is little reason to spend money on controlling kitchen garden pests. Most of the tried and true garden insect controls have been around for thousands of years.
"Prevention is better than a cure"; that old adage is true in the garden as it is in most areas of life. Spending quality time in the garden is as simple a way as any to stay ahead of insects and other pests. By making daily visits to the garden, you'll be the first to know when pests arrive, and you'll be able to control them before they get established.
Here are ten simple ways to keep tight control on garden insects without spending a dime:
Keep the garden clean.Cucumber beetles, flea beetles and asparagus beetles are just a few of the pests that seek shelter in garden debris. Clean up the garden during the season and after the season ends. When a crop is finished, clean up and eliminate insect shelters. Fall cleanup is particularly important in reducing overwintering pests and getting a head start on next year.