Organic Gardening

Fly Parasites – A Good Thing in a Small Package

Fly Parasites – A Good Thing in a Small Package

Flies are a nuisance to humans and to livestock during the summer months, but they don’t have to be if you employ the help of a small, but mighty beneficial insect… the fly parasite. Tricia shows you how she puts these out...

Controlling Cockroaches Using IPM

Controlling Cockroaches Using IPM

Most people don’t want to see cockroaches in or around the home. They can transmit bacteria like salmonella which can cause symptoms similar to food poisoning. Cockroaches can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma. Tricia shows you how to rid your house...

April Gardening Activities

April Gardening Activities

It’s April and spring is finally here. There’s a lot of activities in the garden from clean up, weeding to planting. Check out our video where Tricia shows you what she is doing in her garden. Spring Cleaning Clean up any debris...

How to Build a Low Tunnel to Protect Plants from Frost

How to Build a Low Tunnel to Protect Plants from Frost

We’re always talking about extending your growing season with floating row covers, low tunnels, and hoop houses. These all protect your plants from frost. Today we’ll give you easy instructions on how to build a low tunnel with PVC pipe and floating...

The 411 on Powdery Mildew

The 411 on Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is a widespread, common disease found on many kinds of plants. It can infect many types of vegetables, berries and ornamental plants found around the home. Vegetables affected include cucumbers, beans, eggplant, lettuce, melons, peppers, pumpkins and even tomatoes. Common...

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Good bugs, like lady bugs, are well known to most gardeners as a helper in the garden who eats soft bodied bad bugs like aphids. But there are quite a few good bugs in the garden that are not as familiar to...

Worms In Your Apples?

Worms In Your Apples?

It is such a satisfying experience to reach up into an apple tree and pluck a shiny apple from a branch. But if you take a big, juicy bite and see that the remaining apple in your hand has brown yuck and...

Spring Disease Control in Your Orchard

Spring Disease Control in Your Orchard

Spring is just around the corner, and your fruit trees are waking up from their winter’s rest. Help them get off to a good start to the year by monitoring for these common springtime diseases. Scab Apple Scab and Pear Scab are...

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Attracting Pollinators to the Garden

Many of our favorite fruits and vegetables require pollinators. Fortunately you don’t need to keep a beehive to ensure that your fruit trees and vegetable garden produce an abundant harvest of apples, peaches, strawberries, cucumbers, or melons. By attracting honeybees, native bees,...

Applying Organic Pesticides Effectively

Applying Organic Pesticides Effectively

We all want our gardens to be as healthy as possible, both for our families and for Mother Nature. So when bugs attack and you reach for your organic pesticides, it is important to apply them when and how they will be...

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