Hummingbirds blog post

Hummingbirds Are Beautiful Garden Friends!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beneficial Critters

Hummingbirds are not only beautiful creatures to watch, but can be very helpful in the garden to rid of pesky insects. They can pollinate some flowers that can’t be reached by other birds since they have such a long beak. How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Attract hummingbirds by having plants with […]

Lacewings blog post

Green Lacewings Are Incredible Garden Friends!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beneficial Critters

Lacewings are light green with long skinny antennae and almost transparent wings. Lacewings love to eat insects and can eat over 200 aphids in a week! They also can prey on other soft-bodied insects such as mites, thrips, whiteflies, and small caterpillars. How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Lacewings are attracted to […]

Sept App Update

App Update! Summer Dates, “Can Be Planted” Filter, New Plants & Pests & Lots More!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Uncategorized

We’re really excited to bring you this update! You should notice a number of visual improvements throughout the app, as well as LOTS of new features and information! You can now also support our mission of improving the way food is grown by supporting us on Patreon! A monthly $1 donation from just 10% of our users would allow us to spend 100% of our time on building software that makes growing food simple!

Lizards blog post

It’s No Fairy-TAIL: Lizards Rock In Your Garden!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beneficial Critters

Lizards come in many different shapes and sizes. Having lizards in your garden is not only fun and entertaining for your kids, but a great benefit to gardening! These reptiles work hard in your garden to eat the bad bugs plaguing your plants! How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Attract lizards by […]

Honeybees blog post

Honeybees are Amazing in Your Garden!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beneficial Critters

Honeybees live in colonies with one queen, worker bees (females) collecting food for honey, and male drones. Honeybees are important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Honeybees are disappearing and are so important to try to keep around! How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Try to plant some flowers to help attract […]

Basil blog post

How We Keep an Unlimited Supply of Basil Year-Round with Preservation!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Food Preservation

Our favorite way to preserve basil is to freeze it into oil cubes to pull out all winter long! We also occasionally dry the basil leaves, but dried basil doesn’t quite retain the flavor of fresh leaves. By freezing basil into oil cubes, you can simply pull out a cube from the freezer whenever you need it and it makes it so simple and easy to add flavor to your food all winter long!

Minute Pirate Bugs blog post

Are Aphids Stealing Your Garden Treasures? Minute Pirate Bugs to the Rescue!

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Beneficial Critters

Minute pirate bugs love to eat various pests such as aphids, spider mites, thrips, caterpillars, and their eggs.   How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Minute pirate bugs can be attracted to your garden with vetch, sweet clover, alfalfa, and daisies. Learn more about how to manage pests and attract beneficial insects […]

Frogs blog post(1)

Your Garden Friends: Frogs/Toads!

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Beneficial Critters

Frogs are an amazing addition to your garden! Frogs are a terrific predator to your harmful insects in the garden.   How to Attract or Encourage: First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests. Attract frogs by having a shallow water area. They need a lot of moisture and this is a great place for them to lay their […]