Natural Ways to Control Pests in the Garden

A cabbage worm devouring my arugula

Summer brings with it some of our favorite garden vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, to name just a few.
But summer also brings some of the garden’s most notorious pests whom, if left out of control, will devour those vegetables before they have a chance to make it to our table.

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Keeping a Garden Notebook

Gardening Notebook

While maintaining a healthy soil, getting the right crops in at the right time, and excellent cultural practices are key aspects of maintaining a healthy garden, keeping a garden journal is also one that (at least for me) is so often overlooked. Read on to learn more about The Gardening Notebook, an excellent resource for recording your garden.

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Collard Greens: In the Garden and at the Table

Collard greens

Share Last year, on a whim I purchased a small packet of collard green seeds.  It was late in the season but I started a few transplants anyway, then got busy, forgot about them, remembered them,  and set them out … Continue reading

Vegetable Varieties: Hybrid vs. Heirloom

Cherokee Purple Seedlings

ShareThis is Part 4 in a series on Fall Gardening.  Part 1 can be read here; Part 2 can be read here; and Part 3 can be read here. While shopping for your fall garden seeds you’ll notice that seeds … Continue reading

In Case You Missed Us…


ShareHere is a review of what we posted this week: Fall Gardening: Part I in a series; the benefits of planting a fall garden and how to go about planning one. …And More Tomato Troubles: A follow up to the … Continue reading

A Word About Pest Management ~ in a Nutshell


Share well, a few words actually… While pests are always present in my garden, come mid-summer, when the temperatures are at their highest, they seem to be the most prevalent.   When I first began gardening, my solution to dealing with … Continue reading