Farmers and gardeners are discovering the benefits of using agribon in the garden. Also known as “row-cover”, this lightweight fabric is the key to extending your growing season and protecting crops from insects. I’ve used it in the past on brassicas to deter the cabbage loopers and had great success. This year I am using […]
The kiwi fruit…also known as Chinese gooseberries…is one of our favorite fruits. Per serving, this little super food is packed with amazing nutrition that our taste buds just scream for. It’s like our mouth knows how good this fruit is for us. Check out this bad boy’s nutritional content here. Living on a homestead in […]
Attracting ladybugs to your vegetable garden is a very good thing. They provide wonderful, natural, pest control – eating 50 or more aphids each day (per ladybug!). Ladybugs also like to dine on white flies, scales and mealybugs not to mention the eggs of many garden pests. In an organic garden, ladybugs are treasured soldiers […]
Naturally Controlling Aphids in your organic garden. Naturally controlling aphids in your organic garden can be a challenge. I know I have lost more than a my fair share of garden harvests to these nasty beasts. But we wage the war! I have found a few options that have helped me in the garden without […]
The mornings have gotten frosty and we may be only weeks away from the first snow, so we have finally put our gardens to bed. The first step is simply to remove the gone-by plants from summertime, but after that there is a lot more which you can do to ensure that next year’s growing […]
With the temperatures beginning to warm up, gardeners are itching to get into the garden. Thankfully, there’s plenty to do in the garden now and we finally some green growing things to enjoy.