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Spider Mites

Spider mites are not necessarily deadly, but can certainly be troublesome to your plants. This is because they can attach to your plants and take tiny parasitic bites thus stunting the growth of your plants. 157 more words


The kale came back!

We thought it was a goner, but the kale came back (not quite) the very next day.

Earlier this summer we had a beautiful kale bed. 313 more words

In The Dirt

Coffee Grounds - Mosquito Repellent or Just Gardener's Gold

There’s a lot of things flying by on the internet these days.

Facebook is adding to it.

But some of it is true, some of it is false, and some of it has a bit of both in it. 888 more words

Helpful Hints

Cockroaches invading Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg entomologist says cockroaches could soon become the city’s number one pest.

Taz Stuart, with Poulin’s Pest Control, told Global News there is a spike in the number of cockroaches being found in apartments across the city. 261 more words


Invasive Species

One of the greatest threats to our native ecosystem and domestic gardens is the arrival of pervasive and invasive species. Anyone who has taken a walk along local riverbanks, which are frequently clothed in Himalayan balsam, can see how these can become a real pest.   622 more words

I found them!

Eureka! This is what I’ve been looking for!

It’s a garden box with a hinged cage on top. This is what I need to keep my carrots, lettuce, potatoes, zucchinis, onions, tomatoes, garlic, beets, and radishes safe from birds, squirrels and chipmunks! 60 more words

Trifles Which Try the Temper: 1892


The incurably tidy person in a home is almost as tiresome us the inveterately untidy. The one puts every possession you have into some perfectly proper place, but one which it would never have occurred to you to choose for it; the other never can spend ten minutes in any room without bestrewing it with unnecessary odds and ends— both are unreasonably trying to the temper. 965 more words

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