We learned a lesson about rodents and fruit trees the hard way this winter. We’d never had this problem before, but apparently we’d never had the right conditions for it before. Deep, persistent snow cover creates the ideal conditions for rodents to attack tree bark because they can do so without worrying about predators. This […]
This is a simple garden guide to beneficial insects. Get to know the bugs in your garden. While some are destructive, others can be beneficial. Grow plants that attract lady bugs, bees and butterflies. They help pollinate your plants so your garden thrives. Complete with pictures to help you identify the little critters in your […]
Leaf footed bugs can cause a lot of damage to crops like tomatoes, pecans, peaches and tender young crops. Learn how to control them organically.
I have never wanted to find a lady bug as much as I do right now! My miniature pepper plant has aphids. INSIDE the house! Ugh! While Aphids (and bugs in general) are kinda gross to have crawling about inside the house, what would be even worse is dousing the plant in insecticide where we […]
It’s harvest time in the June garden for zone 9. Soon it will be too hot for anything other than peppers and okra. Come over, have a little garden tour and check out our preschoolers new garden job…it involves the shop vac.
I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for years. It is truly one of the most amazing liquids I know. Let me share with you the top 30 uses for Apple Cider Vinegar on your backyard homestead. Let’s be clear before we get started. Not all Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is created equal. If you’re […]