The melon family, (Cucumix melo) is a much larger family than most people are familiar with. And like many families, its members range from the ordinary, extraordinary, to the odd. One melon missing from this family is the watermelon. It belongs to an entirely different classification, (Citrullus lanatus), but both families thrive under the same […]
Warm summer days mean you need to be on the look out for summer garden pest. People seem to approach pest control with two attitudes: the chemical warfare approach or the homemade remedy approach. What is lacking in both of these approaches is an understanding of insects life cycles and insect feeding habits and how […]
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. […]
We rely heavily on our garden. It must produce. Here in Northern New Brunswick Canada (zone 4a) the growing season is quite short and there aren’t too many opportunities to make up for lost crops. This year has been a difficult growing season. Garden pests and weather …it’s been tough. We are trying a number […]
Cucumbers can be a tricky crop to grow for many gardeners. This guide will review the growing needs of cucumbers and some strategies for minimizing pest and disease so you can grow your best cucumbers.
Are you frustrated with pests in your organic garden? You don’t have to resort to chemicals to get rid of them! Try this super easy, you-probably-already-have-the-ingredients, homemade pest spray.