I do a few things to deal with garden pests. Of course I encourage beneficial insects by not using chemicals on anything. I harvest around spider webs, learn what eggs and nests look like, encourage mating (I’ve taken lots of pictures of bugs going at it in the plants)… I also let some horse nettles grow because they act as a trap for nonbeneficial insects. Companion planting is another easy way to deal with some unwanted critters. Turns out many different kinds of worms hate dill. I interplant dill with hemp and calendula where the worms were starting to be a problem. Aphids are called to nasturtium. I plant them by tobacco and anywhere I notice aphids. Works great and nasturtium flowers are a tasty addition to any salad while being high in vitamin C.
Nature is my Intelligent Partner whom I consult with as if it were a person standing next to me. Nature tells me what to plant, where to plant it, when to plant it, if I should get it in seed or plant form, even where to purchase it. How? I use the Perelandra method where there is Co-Creation between me, Pan as the representative of Nature Spirits and the Devic realm. I call the Deva for my business and gardens Greenie.
I connect with my Higher Self and with Greenie and talk about my goals for the coming year, as if I was with a group of colleagues. I ask a series of yes or no questions and muscle test for the answers. It can be a challenge when I have an idea I’d like to execute but I’m given a clear No. Sometimes I go against the advice, and usually regret my decision.
There is an area near the field that has been sectioned off as a Nature Sanctuary. Humans do not enter it, ever. It is similar to having a fueling station near my cars. Nature has a place to rest and refuel so that it can help me and the plants more effectively.