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Remedies for powdery mildew

The powdery mildew …

… A very common disease, with which we will probably eventually find in our garden. The knowledge gained and experiences make the difference between a total disaster and a satisfying victory on the strength of our garden.

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Vegetable Gardening

Has this warm summer left your tenant with some pesky housemates?

We wait all year for summer. And when it finally arrives after months of rain and darkness so do the flies.  And the cockroaches. And the mozzies. 581 more words

Property Management

Farewell Clivias, hello cucumbers

A new kind of caterpillar invaded our garden recently. Thankfully, they were only interested in the clivias, which were already established in the garden bed before we started planting it out with mint and chillies. 262 more words

Community Garden

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

I’ll admit it. I have a problem–a gross problem. I have fungus gnats.

Why do I have fungus gnats?

There are a couple of reasons why you could have fungus gnats on your house plants. 515 more words


Cats on a Small Farm

When we moved here 14 years ago we realized how much a small farm needs a cat. The house we purchased had been empty for 2 years before we moved into it. 398 more words


Rats! in the Farmhouse

Every year as the weather gets colder the rats come in the house from the fields and barn. The first year at our farmhouse was (no other word can describe it) disgusting. 801 more words


Five Truths About Cockroaches

For sure, you’ve heard the catchy Spanish folk song, “La Cucaracha,”. It is basically about a cockroach that cannot walk because he has lost one of his six legs. 359 more words

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