It has been a busy summer so far. The growing season is a couple weeks behind due to one of the harsher winters we've had in a long time. However, the garden is slowly coming along nicely. Fresh picked greens for dinner - spinach, baby kale, arugula, three types of lettuce Garlic is picked and drying. I've used as much space as possible this year for growing our own food. Red/Green lettuce growing in window boxes. Savoy cabbage, dinosaur kale and Zinnias, started indoor by seed, growing in…
Gardening is a real challenge because of the amount of work involved. Majority of the work, though, involves protecting the plants than growing them. Just like having kids, plants need to be taken care of and treated for diseases and fed and so on. They do not simply grow. Similar to kids they, too,
Advice For Bonsai Cultivating in Doral, Florida
Kill ants and their colonies in just a day. I had thousands of small red ants and large red ones around my front and backyard. Using just a ramekin mixed up 3 batches. Stir well, flip it upside down to avoid wind they were gone.:
How to Keep Hornets & Wasps Away | Hunker
Wasps and hornets are bothersome, yet necessary, insects. But even if they are an important part of our ecosystem, nothing is quite as annoying as hornets and wasps flying around your yard while you’re trying to enjoy a day outside.
6 Things That Will Keep Bad Bugs Out Of Your Garden
The best way to control these bugs is to keep them out of your garden to begin with. There are many pesticides that you can use to keep the bugs away, but you need to make sure they’re ...
DIY Tire Tunnel
Use some old tires to make a play tunnel for your dog! Pick up some use tires from a tire store or junkyard. Paint the tires if desired. Drill a couple holes in what will be the base of each tire. Dig
8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes
If you tend to spend long summer evenings hanging out on the patio or in the backyard, keeping bugs and mosquitoes at bay is probably a top priority. For pest control that will actually make your outdoor space look better, consider adding a few plants that repel mosquitoes. Whether you introduce pots of fragrant lavender around the perimeter of your patio or start planting citronella grass in your garden, these multi-tasking plants are both pretty and serve a purpose. For the best effect, be…
5 Surprising Ways to Keep Bugs Away From Your BBQ
Trap Bees and Wasps In our bugs podcast we told you how to turn a 2-liter bottle into a bug trap. But an even simpler way is to simply leave open cans of soda around the perimeter of your party. Bees, wasps, and other bugs will be attracted to the soda, instead of your guests. (If you can’t b
An Effective and Non-Toxic Solution for Getting Rid of Yellow Jackets Nests | MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Learn gardening practices that will grow ten times more poundage off the same plot of organically-rich ground.