The best way to combat slugs is to find something they won’t want to crawl through. If you’ve ever picked one up, you know how unbelievably slimy they are. They have to stay moist to survive, which is why anything that will cause them to dry out is generally avoided. Here are some ideas on […]
While people often feel nervous about bats, these animals are actually very useful to people. In the tropics, bat species pollinate fruit trees, including the delicious mango. In North America, many bat species are carnivorous and enjoy munching on mosquitoes, eating up to 1200 mosquitoes per hour. When you see a bat in your garden, […]
Chemicals are a no-no for organic gardeners so what do you do when you have pests eating your crops? This homemade pest control spray is perfect for the job!
We lost the Colorado Potato Beetle Battle! But still managed to harvest some potatoes after the nasty bugs ate a 100 ft row of plants in a couple of weeks. Next year, we are going under cover!
Roly poly, pill bug, wood louse, armadillo bug, cheese log, doodlebug. These tiny armored creatures have a surprising number of nicknames, and are likely one of the most plentiful bugs you’ve seen in your yard and garden. Are they bad for the garden? The answer is “not exactly.” We need roly polies as much as […]
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 […]