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Tasks to do in the fall to reduce pests next year Blog Image
Tasks to do in the fall to reduce pests next year

Now is the time to tackle pests if you want to reduce their numbers in the spring. One of your...

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...