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Living in harmony with javelinas Blog Image
Living in harmony with javelinas

One thing northern gardeners can be grateful for is not having resident javelinas wreaking havoc in...

Pest and diseases of spring bulbs Blog Image
Pest and diseases of spring bulbs

Wouldn’t you know it? It takes a child to notice the little things, like the creepy crawlies in the...

Be proactive against pests during an early spring Blog Image
Be proactive against pests during an early spring

The best protection against pests is to be proactive. It’s easy to be lulled into gardening...

When deer are desperate: What to do about winter deer damage Blog Image
When deer are desperate: What to do about winter deer damage

Even though many of us don’t really want to feed the deer out of our gardens, it’s hard to watch...

Electric Fencing 101 Blog Image
Electric Fencing 101

Electric fencing is a handy tool to have in the garden. It’s non-lethal, yet will keep out little...

Reading snow stories Blog Image
Reading snow stories

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of winter. As soon as the days darken and the temperature plummets...

Schooled on plant nutrition: How to give your plants what they need to thrive Blog Image
Schooled on plant nutrition: How to give your plants what they need to thrive

After gardening for decades it’s good to know there’s always something to learn. A couple of weeks...

Winter woes with mice, cats and the lazy dog Blog Image
Winter woes with mice, cats and the lazy dog

I never thought I would have to battle pests more in the winter in the garden than in the summer,...

The part of the praying mantis in the garden Blog Image
The part of the praying mantis in the garden

We drove back to Ohio this month to visit my family and check out a number of incredible farming...

What good are wasps? Blog Image
What good are wasps?

By the end of the summer the hornets and wasps are pretty thick in the garden. They’re particularly...

Create healthy soil now for healthy plants next season Blog Image
Create healthy soil now for healthy plants next season

Soil health is critical to plants that can stand up to pest pressure. Time and time again we see...

Plant now to avoid pests and enjoy a fall harvest Blog Image
Plant now to avoid pests and enjoy a fall harvest

My spring vegetables are giving up for the season. The lettuce in the cold frame is at least a...