Garden Bug Season and Summer Arrives On The Same Day!


In the Northern hemisphere: Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 20, 2012, at 7:09 P.M. (EDT). Each year the timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. This occurs annually on June 20 or June 21 in North America. The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop), reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).

In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day, and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer. In the winter, just the opposite occurs: The Sun is at its southernmost point and is low in the sky. Its rays hit the Northern Hemisphere at an oblique angle, creating the feeble winter sunlight.

The Sun is directly overhead at its most northern point at “high-noon” on the summer solstice, creating more sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere on this day then any other. See your local Sun rise and set times—and how the day length changes!

Summer is the time of year that is notorious for all sorts of bothersome pests. Mosquitoes, horseflies, and ticks attack our arms and legs, while squirrels, slugs, and innumerable numbers of bugs attack our gardens.

Hello Winter


In the Southern hemisphere: Winter begins in the Southern Hemisphere on June 20, 2012. Like all countries in the southern hemisphere (the hemisphere south of the Equator), Australia’s seasons follow the sequence: Summer: December to February – Autumn: March to May – Winter: June to August – Spring: September to November.

I have listed by blog Title and the posting date of a few older post that you may find useful. You can search my blog using blog Title to find and read older post that contain information about natural/organic and chemical control of some of your garden insect pest.

Good / Bad Bug Poster click the poster Thumbnails to enlarge to full size.


Bad Bugs


Garden Bugs #1

Garden Bugs #2




Insect ID Chart

Meet the Good guy’s


Assassin Bugs, One Of The Good Bugs
28 October 2010 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… Full MSNBC Story Assassin bugs pluck spider silk in webs, mimicking the movements of exhausted, stuck … spiders web. To a spider, the vibrations generated by bugs may resemble small or exhausted prey that cannot mount high amplitude or … while moving into position and attacking. Assassin bugs that stalk the spiders will tap the spider gently and very carefully with …
Topics: Family, farm, backyard, Garden, survival farm, survival, organic garden, gardening, Economics, Environment, spring, summer, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, assassin bugs

It’s The Season For Hurricanes, Squash, Cucumber Bugs and Vine Bores
28 August 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… You need to be on the lookout for infestations of squash bugs, cucumber bugs and vine bores. They might be better called vine bugs. They will also feed …
Topics: farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, eating healthy, survival farm, survival, Compost, organic garden, Environment, summer, Cucumber, DIY, Agriculture, HOW TO?, Fall, Survival, Food, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, Squash, melons, pumpkin, bugs, farm, hurricane

New For 2012 – Asian Stink Bugs
10 January 2012 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… land is suffering from an infestation of stink bugs, crop eating garden and farm pests emitting the odor of cilantro mixed … thousands scurry across the floor of his farmhouse. Stink bugs, brown marmorated nemesis, infiltrated the US as cargo ship stowaways from …
Topics: Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, eating healthy, survival farm, survival, News, Government, organic garden, Conservation, Economics, Environment, winter, spring, summer, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, Fruit, Survival, Food, Tiny Farm, Cucumber, tiny garden, Business, Crops

Cucumber and Squash Bugs, Know Your Enemy!
9 March 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… of Minnesota All about Squash Bugs. Squash bugs seem to drive many gardeners right to the brink of insanity. They are … often turn black and die. To add insult to injury, squash bugs will feed on the actual fruit of the plant once they have become bored …
Topics: farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, Saving, survival farm, survival, organic garden, Economics, Environment, summer, Cucumber, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, squash bug, cucumber beetle, vine bore moth

Good Bugs And Bad Bugs!
3 June 2012 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… reminded me that we are now into the month of June and the bugs are bugging us and our gardens. [caption …
Topics: health, farm, gardening, Vegetable, survival farm, survival, Conservation, Environment, DIY, Herbs, Agriculture, heirloom, HOW TO?, how to, Food, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, organic, environment, 2012, Vegetables, insects control

Bugs Bugging You? Herbs To The Rescue!
30 May 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… cabbage lopers, flea beetles, cabbage worms, squash bugs and white flies. Plant it near susceptible plants or make a tea from the … and soil will deter many insects. It is not toxic; the bugs just don’t like the fragrance. Tansy, rue and anise are good at …
Topics: health, Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Saving, survival farm, survival, organic garden, Conservation, Economics, Environment, spring, summer, Cucumber, DIY, Herbs, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, Tiny House, Survival, Tomato, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, insect repelent

One cloud – 0.03 inches of rain
15 June 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… by the time I have the grasshoppers under control, squash bugs, cucumber beetles and vine bores will arrive in full force!
Topics: Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, survival farm, Chickens, survival, Rabbits, organic garden, Environment, summer, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, Tiny House, Survival, Tiny Farm, bunnys, Cucumber, rain, tiny garden, cucumber beetle, Thunder Storm, Summer Heat, squash bugs

Garden Harvest – Staged Planting – What Do I Do Now?
25 April 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… will build up to a point that cucumber beetles, squash bugs and vine bores may be eating more of your vegetables than you are. …
Topics: health, Family, farm, backyard, gardening, gardening, Vegetable, Saving, Vegetable, eating healthy, survival farm, survival farm, survival, organic garden, organic garden, Conservation, Conservation, Economics, Environment, summer, Cucumber, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, spring, Fall, Survival, Tiny Farm

Little Things That Go Unheard and Unseen By Grown-Up’s
4 April 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… of showing his love for her. It’s a wonderland of new bugs to be looked at, new sounds to be heard for the first time. A time to find …
Topics: kids, Family, farm, Yard, backyard, gardening, Chicken, Chickens, organic garden, Birds, summer, Agriculture, HOW TO?, spring, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, Children, child’s eyes

Dragonfly In My Garden Or Is It A Damselfly?
18 June 2012 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… call them they are a wonder to watch and one of the good bugs to have in your yard and garden. A dragonfly is an agile predator. … mosquitoes, midges, beetles, mosquito larvae and water bugs. They grab their prey from the air or the top of the water. Some species …
Topics: kids, Family, gardening, survival farm, survival, water, Conservation, Environment, DIY, Agriculture, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, environment, 2012, damselfly, DragonFly, snake doctor, “mosquito hawk”

Grasshoppers Another Home Gardeners Nightmare!
15 June 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… and I found my zucchini was covered in these little hungry bugs. They had already eat most of the outer skin off all of my small …
Topics: health, farm, Family, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, eating healthy, survival, Environment, summer, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, Survival, dehydrator, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, Grasshopper, Snacks, Soup

Tomato Growing – A Crash Course – Tomato’s 101
11 March 2012 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… spots just under the skin. This is the result of stink bugs feeding on the fruit at some stage in its development. Flower … out plants.” Flea beetles Black or brown jumping bugs 1/16 inch long that attack young transplants and leave them looking as if …
Topics: health, Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Saving, eating healthy, survival farm, Tomato, Economics, Environment, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, heirloom, HOW TO?, Tiny Farm, Trellis, tiny garden, 2012, Growing Tomato’s

Family Gardening – It’s Fun – It’s Good For You!
15 May 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… dirt. Kids on an adventure safari, hunting for worms and bugs of every kind. Asking a million questions with ‘what kind if bug/worm …
Topics: health, kids, Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, Saving, eating healthy, survival farm, survival, organic garden, Economics, Environment, spring, summer, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, Survival, Tiny Farm, Cucumber, tiny garden, Sun Flower, Exercise, Fresh Air

Spiders – Horse Apples And Tobacco
15 June 2012 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… practically spider free since. This works on all kinds of bugs. A tip from Jerry Baker, a Master Gardener. Spiders have their taste …
Topics: health, kids, Family, farm, gardening, survival farm, survival, Compost, News, Environment, DIY, Agriculture, HOW TO?, how to, Food, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, environment, 2012, spiders, horse apples, Tobacco

Brussels Sprouts – Not Just For Kings, Presidents And The Rich And Famous
16 March 2012 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… cabbage worm, cabbage root maggot, aphids, and Harlequin bugs. Each sprout rows in the leaf axial or joint. They begin maturing from …
Topics: health, kids, Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, eating healthy, survival farm, survival, organic garden, Economics, Environment, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, spring, Survival, how to, Food, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, 2012, Vegetables, Brussels Sprouts

Squash Growing – Do So At Your Own Risk
28 February 2011 by pobept on Town & Country Gardening
… two from my plants, but, it is a trade off. I can let the bugs have the garden, spray with harsh insecticides or allow my birds the …
Topics: Family, farm, backyard, gardening, Vegetable, Saving, eating healthy, survival farm, survival, Economics, Environment, winter, summer, DIY, Agriculture, Frugal, HOW TO?, spring, Fall, Tiny Farm, tiny garden, Squash, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, squash bug

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One response to “Garden Bug Season and Summer Arrives On The Same Day!

  1. With weather being so generally awful here, it looks like we’ll be having lighter nights later in the summer. I hope you have a good summer solstice and the bugs don’t get you! (That’s one thing the weather hasn’t done for me!)

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