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Keeping cucumbers healthy for a delicious harvest Blog Image
Keeping cucumbers healthy for a delicious harvest

I never used to be a cucumber fan, but after working on a story years ago for Organic Life (then...

How to deal with bagworms, eastern tent caterpillars, and fall webworms Blog Image
How to deal with bagworms, eastern tent caterpillars, and fall webworms

It’s fairly common at nearly any time of the year to notice a lace-like looking web forming on...

Do crab spiders really eat bees? Blog Image
Do crab spiders really eat bees?

While many people recoil at the sight of any spider, when you take a few moments to watch them,...

Stalking stink bugs Blog Image
Stalking stink bugs

As the weather heats up it seems so does the pest pressure. Some species that thrives despite the...

The good, the bad, and the reality of moths Blog Image
The good, the bad, and the reality of moths

Moths elicit varied responses from people. Sometimes they are so beautiful, like the enormous...

It’s not too late to implement companion planting to protect your garden Blog Image
It’s not too late to implement companion planting to protect your garden

If you have more pests than you’d like to see in your garden this year, it’s still not too late to...

Ode to the predacious ground beetles Blog Image
Ode to the predacious ground beetles

Predacious ground beetles in the garden are formidable looking creatures, especially if you’re a...

Why are the Apple Tree’s Leaves Turning Brown? Blog Image
Why are the Apple Tree’s Leaves Turning Brown?

It seems as if half of the time spent in the yard or garden is trying to solve a mystery of some...

What to do if you have a honeybee swarm Blog Image
What to do if you have a honeybee swarm

There is rarely a sight more fascinating - or terrifying - than seeing a honeybee swarm fly past,...

Five reasons not to feed the deer Blog Image
Five reasons not to feed the deer

I’m gong to talk about a subject that might be touchy to some animal lovers. There are a lot of...

What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels Blog Image
What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels

We had a ground squirrel on the loose the other day reminding me that a good baby season for them...

How-to Deal with Mole Crickets Blog Image
How-to Deal with Mole Crickets

Leave it up to my sister-in-law to come through with some interesting garden pests. This weekend...