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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...

How to prevent scab in your potatoes this year Blog Image
How to prevent scab in your potatoes this year

Potatoes are a super easy crop to grow, although even they have a few issues that home growers...

What causes galls on trees and other plants? Blog Image
What causes galls on trees and other plants?

Anyone who has spent time in the woods has noticed abnormal swellings on parts of the tree. The...

What’s killing the cherry tree? Blog Image
What’s killing the cherry tree?

We lost our Evans cherry tree this winter. I’m very disappointed, and frankly, rather surprised....

Preparing to battle the Rabbit of Caerbannog Blog Image
Preparing to battle the Rabbit of Caerbannog

I had to give a nod to all of the fellow Python fans who will understand the scene because that's...

Beware of the cane toad Blog Image
Beware of the cane toad

Anytime I whine about living in a cold region, I learn about a garden pest or animal that makes me...

Sheep and goats are adorable weed eaters Blog Image
Sheep and goats are adorable weed eaters

I think sheep and goats are some of the neatest critters out there, but I haven’t been able to...

What to do when wasps are coming into the house in the spring Blog Image
What to do when wasps are coming into the house in the spring

Today our eldest told me, “The only thing I don’t like about summer is the bees.” He’s right. We...

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...

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...