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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...

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....