The June garden is actively growing. The fruit trees have set fruit. On close examination, though, it appears that something is eating the leaves of the apple trees. One tree has an aphid invasion. Another tree has 1 ½ inch long caterpillars munching on the leaves and covering the branch tips with a fine web. […]
Squash bugs are running rampant this year, and they can quickly destroy your squash crop. Here are 10 fantastic, natural, ways to keep the pests off your produce and have a better harvest!
Today was one of those great days when my husband and I got to walk and talk in the tomato field. We spent a few minutes admiring our tomatoes and smashing caterpillars together. I love looking at all the bugs in the garden. They make me mad sometimes, but they are interesting.
Many people think you should have a six foot tall fence to keep deer from entering your garden. But is that really the best height? Find out what the best height for a fence really is and why a shorter fence may actually be your best option.
Pests and plant disease are always the bane of any gardener’s existence. Trying to control pests and disease in an indoor garden can be particularly challenging, given that it is also your home and the environment you and your family directly live in. Normal chemicals and sprays won’t work for fear of poisoning the air […]
When Spring comes, and you are preparing the beds for plating, there is a lot of loose dirt. I am not sure why, but nothing says “FREE BATHROOM” to a cat like loose dirt and sand. Since our cats live outside, they are in the garden. They also seem to invite all the neighborhood cats […]