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The chickens ate my tomatoes! Blog Image
The chickens ate my tomatoes!

This is officially the weirdest garden year ever. Last night as I was walking through the gardens...

The invasion of the western yellowjackets Blog Image
The invasion of the western yellowjackets

I discovered another reason a warm, dry spring isn’t necessarily a good thing: yellowjackets. It’s...

Psyllid infestation on the tomatoes Blog Image
Psyllid infestation on the tomatoes

You learn something new every day. When a friend posted the symptoms of her languishing tomato...

Going old-school against squash bugs Blog Image
Going old-school against squash bugs

Sometimes a mild winter bites you in the behind, particularly when it comes to pests. One example...

Nice marmot, man Blog Image
Nice marmot, man

Imagine a ground squirrel on steroids and you have an idea of what anyone with a marmot in their...

Be kind to your dragons Blog Image
Be kind to your dragons

Dragonflies are a sometimes overlooked beneficial insect in the garden. We’re used to seeing them...

The dog ate my vegetables! Blog Image
The dog ate my vegetables!

I was pretty excited about my snap peas this year. I planted them in the Wall-O-Waters in March...

Virus possibilities on the tomato plant Blog Image
Virus possibilities on the tomato plant

While I’m quick to acknowledge that there really isn’t such thing as a “normal” season, this year...

Plant cabbage, broccoli, and other brassicas now for fall harvests Blog Image
Plant cabbage, broccoli, and other brassicas now for fall harvests

I just finished planting – actually I still have to plunk a few plants into my straw bale garden...

Keeping an eye out for pond pests Blog Image
Keeping an eye out for pond pests

My husband recently installed a little water feature in the garden. It’s tucked beneath the Nanking...

How to unroll the leafrollers Blog Image
How to unroll the leafrollers

Sometimes it takes a little detective work to figure out what’s eating your plants. That’s not the...

How to grow bug free cabbage Blog Image
How to grow bug free cabbage

We’re having a cabbage growing contest with our homeschool group this year. I started the Late Flat...