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Cutworms blog post

Garden Pests: How to Manage Cutworms in Your Garden

Cutworms are the caterpillar of a brown or gray night-flying moth. The caterpillars are black, gray, or brown and are about an inch and a half long. These jerks can go through your entire garden of new seedlings extremely quickly! It’s important to watch out for them in your garden and do your best to protect again them. They look like little brown worms, and they like to spin around into circles around the plant, cutting it off at the base.

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Our Favorite Cool Season Crops

Our Favorite Cool Season Crops!

The cool season is one of our favorite times to grow food! Most people are not aware that you can grow food during cool seasons and sometimes some may even survive over winter! We extend our growing season and protect our plants by adding plastic row covers on pvc domes to our raised beds. Check out the video here! Kale gets such a bad rep, but I was pleasantly surprised at how great it tasted when I

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Deer blog post

Garden Pests: How to Manage Deer in Your Garden

We don’t have to worry about deer here in the city, but those of you in the country know all too well how destructive and challenging deer can be. They can jump over any fence shorter than 8 feet, and there are very few things they won’t eat.

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Aphids blog post

How to: Manage Aphids in Your Garden

Aphids are tiny insects that can usually be found in groups on the undersides of leaves and stems. A few aphids can’t do much, but they reproduce quickly, are born pregnant, and can take over a plant in no time at all!

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Cucumber Beetles blog post

How to: Manage Cucumber Beetles in Your Garden

Cucumber beetles look similar to ladybugs. They can either be spotted or striped with yellow and black coloring. The adults feed on stems, foliage, and flowers. The larvae weaken the plant by feeding on the roots. They also spread bacterial wilt and squash mosaic virus.

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Ants blog post

Garden Pests: How to Manage Ants in Your Garden

Ants are one of the few critters that can be listed on both the “good” and “bad” list. Generally ants are considered beneficial, but they can truly be a pest as well! Not only can they bite you if you get too close, but they also keep aphids alive and protect them in order to collect their honeydew!

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Author: Carrie