Rabbits blog post

How to: Manage Rabbits in Your Garden

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While we love having our pet rabbit to help with making free fertilizer, wild rabbits can be quite troublesome for your garden. These small mammals like to eat a lot of your greens and can be tricky to manage once they know where the food is. It is important to keep them out of your garden to protect your food!   Treatment Options: Placing an automated sprinkler to scare the rabbit away is helpful.   […]

Spider Mites blog post

How to: Manage Spider Mites in Your Garden

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These mites are extremely small relatives of spiders. They are typically found on the undersides of leaves. An easy way to check for them is to place a sheet of white paper underneath the leaves and gently tap. If you see moving specks on the paper then you have a problem.   Treatment Options: Putting your beneficial insects to work is one of the best ways to help with spider mites! Releasing or attracting green […]

Thrips blog post

How to: Manage Thrips in Your Garden

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Thrips are tiny straw-colored insects with two pairs of wings. They can damage plants by sucking out their juices causing discoloration and even death!   Treatment Options: As with most pests, the best solution is prevention. Placing a floating row cover with insect netting will help to prevent these critters from eating your plants. Another good prevention is to remove excess weeds and grass around the garden areas as this can help to attract them. […]

Slugs_Snails blog post

How to: Manage Slugs and Snails in Your Garden

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These slimy creatures will eat just about anything in the garden. They typically will come out during the night time or on cloudy days.   Treatment Options: Nighttime hunts are the best way to go about finding these creatures! Hand-picking and placing the slugs or snails in a salty or soapy solution will ensure that they are killed.   You can set beer out in shallow saucers to attract then drown your slugs.   Diatomaceous […]

Squash Vine Borers blog post

How to: Manage Squash Vine Borers in Your Garden

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Squash vine borers are the larvae of a bright orange wasp-like moth that has 2 black and 2 transparent wings. It lays the eggs that are born into larvae inside the stem of the plant. The larvae feed inside the stem near the base of the plant and can kill a plant in a matter of days.   Treatment Options: As with most pests, the best solution is prevention. The moth will rarely travel much […]

Voles blog post

How to: Manage Voles (Field Mice) in Your Garden

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These small rodents can be challenging and can destroy a garden! They’re usually first spotted by their ~3-inch holes they make in raised beds. Once you see these, it’s time to get into action before they get out of hand. They multiply quickly and will wreak havoc on not only your garden, but also your garden supplies like tarps, sheeting, and other materials. They can be pesky, so trial and error is important to see […]

Tomato Hornworm blog post

How to: Manage Tomato Hornworms in Your Garden

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Tomato hornworms are huge caterpillars that are green with a spiky tail and orange spots on the abdomen. These giants are monsterous and can destroy a tomato plant in the course of a day, so it is important to catch them fast! These extremely large caterpillars can be shockingly difficult to spot sometimes, so make sure you are checking your tomato plants thoroughly. To help with the hunt, we pay our kids a quarter for […]

myriad gardens class

Myriad Gardens Class – 21st Century Gardening: Strategies for Sustainability (8/16 @ 6 PM)

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The next generation of thinking for an age-old practice has arrived. As modern gardening strategies evolve to meet technological advances, local urban farmer Dale Spoonemore has been successfully blending the two for the last half-decade. Since the launch of his self-designed smartphone app, Dale has been demonstrating the keys to sustainable living through sustenance gardening. Learn how you can also positively affect tomorrow’s future by reaping the benefits from your own garden today.

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Register for our FREE “Smarter Gardening: Learn to Grow Your Own Food” Seminar at the OKC Renovation & Landscaping Show (08/19 @ 3 PM)!

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We want to help you save money and improve your health! Growing your own food should be easy and we want to show you how you can grow in your own backyard or patio! You’ll learn everything about how you can easily start growing food today

We will be teaching a seminar at the OKC Renovation & Landscaping Show on 19th at 3 PM. You can sign up for free at http://www.homeshowcenter.com/seminars/oklahoma3