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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...

Pests in the pond Blog Image
Pests in the pond

I’ve wanted a water feature for some time, but put it off because of safety concerns with the boys....

Of swallowtails and Asiatic lilies Blog Image
Of swallowtails and Asiatic lilies

Outside of our fire blight issue with the apple trees and the garlic fungus, it’s been a really...

Organic options for fire blight Blog Image
Organic options for fire blight

Obviously “Denial” is not a river in Egypt. My apple trees do have fire blight. Like I said a...

More on tick prevention and removal Blog Image
More on tick prevention and removal

I’m on the tick roll again. A neighbor’s dog came in with one this spring just from being in the...

Granulosis virus for codling moths and the mystery of the wilting apple tree Blog Image
Granulosis virus for codling moths and the mystery of the wilting apple tree

All but one of our apple trees are 6 years old or less so we don’t typically have a bumper crop....

Garlic problems Blog Image
Garlic problems

I’m worried about my garlic. I planted it last October and mulched it over our terribly cold...

Plan ahead for food donations Blog Image
Plan ahead for food donations

As gardens are being planted, one thing we don’t often consider at this time of the year is what to...