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I’m not often thankful that I have a detached garage but when I find bugs like silverfish in it, I’m glad it’s away from the house. 16 more words



It’s aphid season here. Lettuce, strawberries, dill, parsley, and roses are covered in the little green girls.

I used to fret about aphids—they can certainly cause a great deal of damage, particularly to young plants. 214 more words

365 Days Of Food

Where's my nuts?

I have been fortunate so far in the garden here and the number of pests, insects avian and mammalian have been relatively restricted and I have managed to keep rabbits at bay and we have no deer here, so far. 190 more words

Views Of Ireland

Green fingers

The tomatoes are still green and are starting to rot,
While the marrows remain the size of a pea.
The runner beans can barely manage a crawl… 112 more words


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Day 24 for those who struggle to get anything to grow.

We planted some cover crops!!

Well, I still haven’t planted a whole bed of fava beans (there are some growing with our greens). I pulled out some cover crop and grain seeds today. 361 more words

Tracking Lavender Pests over the Growing Season

Lavender is affected by several insect and disease pests but little is known about their development and life cycle on the crop. In 2015 we monitored four lavender sites over the growing season for all major and minor pests to track their development over the season. 1,021 more words