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Fig Trees and Chicken Manure

It’s amazing what difference a little chicken manure can make!

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Hornworms & Braconid Wasps: Nature’s Organic Pest Control

Hornworms can be devastating to your tomato or pepper plants. Here’s one awesome way Nature takes care of them for you!

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Squash Planting Mistakes, and Killing Squash Bugs Naturally

A few lessons learned in the cucurbit patch this year. Plus, a few organic methods I use for controlling squash bugs naturally.

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How and When To Harvest and Store Carrots

Here’s how to know when it’s the right time to harvest your carrots, how to harvest them properly, and what to do with them to keep them fresh longer. Plus, an experiment in cellaring them in a cool crawl space under the house.

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June 2014: In The Garden

Here’s an update on how my garden is doing so far. I think this has been my best garden year to date! Lots of lessons in what to do and what NOT to do this month.

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Garden Pests: Grapevine Moth Caterpillar

I discovered a new garden pest on my grapevines this morning. Here’s what I’ve learned about this pesky caterpillar, and what I’m doing to control it organically.

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May 2014: In The Garden

A quick peak into my garden as it looks right now.

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Pruning Grape Vines… and Leaking Cuts

Timing is essential when pruning grape vines. Get it wrong, and “bleeding” will occur. (As I found out the hard way.)