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Carrot top pesto

One thing leads to another. The past several years these little black bugs have eaten our cabbage and kale seedlings. And the end result is that these only the tough middle stem is left standing with a leaf that looks like lace as it is mostly filled with holes and turning whitish and sorry looking. 773 more words

Main Dishes

my favorite things

I’ve been thinking about my favorite vegetable to grow, harvest and cook, and to my utter surprise, it’s swiss chard. It’s super good for me; it has vitamins K, A and C, and it is anti-inflammatory & has anti-oxidants.As a plant, it’s easy. 166 more words

My Yard

Good Morning in the Garden

It was a very pleasant morning in the community gardens.

Bailey and Esmee came to water and weed.  Jessica and Margie thinned annuals and transplanted along the edge of the sunflower garden. 155 more words

Community Garden

How to Beat or Control Mexican Bean Beetles

How to Beat or Maybe Just Manage Mexican Bean Beetles

I have been dealing with Mexican Bean Beetles since before I knew what they were called, with varying degrees of failure. 804 more words


Do you know the difference between Organic Compost, Screened Topsoil, and Mulch?

On the left is Mulch, the top right is Organic Compost, and the bottom right is Screened Topsoil.

Which type of material will help you the most? 487 more words


Is It Too Late to Plant from Seed?

Not at all.

What can you plant now and in August?

The answer is quite a bit. Here goes:


Bush beans are easiest as they don’t require staking. 218 more words

Insects (not true bugs!) 🐝🦋

​​Thanks to Frank for hosting Tuesday Photo Challenge!

This week’s challenge: Bugs!

​I’ve not had my phone with me while pruning in my garden and seen true bugs — though I have plenty of images of the butterflies and bees buzzing in my garden 🙂 True Bugs are in the Hemiptera Order and includes cicada, stink bugs, aphids, {et al}. 36 more words