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Never Buy Ladybugs!

Never buy Lady Bugs!! Seriously.

For those of us who know ‘bugs’, and know biological pest control, there is one great reason for commercially available and lab-produced ladybugs: They are the “gateway bug.” An insect that people regularly see, generally like, and view as the poster-icon for beneficial insects. 1,284 more words

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Growing Backyard Wheat

Summer is a progression from Spring Green to hues of gold and brown. Fields of grasses like barley and wheat reach for the sun, turn gold and bow their heads to the summer heat.  1,558 more words

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Grow Hard

It was a windy day. I wasn’t far from the ocean, although I couldn’t see it. The valley was cold for June and I could smell the salt in the air. 1,476 more words

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Photos - Year over Year

Typically, I write something then illustrate with photos. Here, I just decided to show each crop and how it looks compared to last year. My annuals rotate and some of the varieties and arrangements have changed, but you’ll get the idea. 683 more words

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The Wasp, the Slug and the Fava Bean

I haven’t been writing much this season. Honestly, I have been more often frustrated than not with the garden. This season started so promising. Rye and wheat exploded and filled winter beds with greenery, the green houses were filled with plugs of plants grown to schedule and my over-wintered cauliflower produced heads before most things were even planted. 2,304 more words

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Equinox - Spring 2020 (The Year Everyone's Gardens Will Look Spectacular)

With COVID-19 making it’s way around the world, those of us with time and health are able to spend a whole lot of time in our gardens. 811 more words

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Fruit Tree Pest Control

Fruit Tree Pest Control

Pests in trees usually come and go. Seldom will a tree die from regular pest pressure. When they do, there is a reason: An introduced pest with no natural enemies, or a stressed tree suffering from something else. 1,086 more words

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