Growing cabbage without pesticides usually resulted in being chewed by worms. Every year those little white moths fly about the garden and every year my cabbage was chewed to pieces by the little resulting cabbage worms. I tried various tips for organic gardening. I sprinkled them with salt. The salt just rolled off the stiff […]
Have you ever had a Mosquito Plant? If not, you should go right now and buy one! They are amazing at controlling mosquitoes on the porch and patio! Read about their care and purpose here!
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 […]