Pear blog post

Grow Your Own Pears!

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Pears are incredible both by themselves and also in our favorite juices! Our kids will just eat an entire pear like an apple! There are many varieties of peaches and they have different temperaments for your climate. How to Grow: It is best to plant fruit trees after your last spring frost. You can also plant 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

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December, 2018 App Update – New Features, Plants, and Pests!

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This update adds one of our most frequently requested features: view plants that are typically attacked by each pest! We also added several new plants and critters, and will be bringing you more over the next few updates. Email us at info@seedtospoon.net or contact us on social media to let us know what you’d like to see added! 🐛 View Which Plants Are Affected by Each Pest ⭐ Add Plants to Favorites From the Plant Detail Page […]

Peaches blog post

Grow Your Own Peaches!

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Peaches taste incredible, especially when you grow them yourself! There are many varieties of peaches and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow peach trees in are USDA Zones 5-8. How to Grow: It is best to plant fruit trees after your last spring frost. You can also plant 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and […]

Mustard Greens blog post

How to Grow Mustard Greens

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If you like mustard, you’ll love mustard greens! It’s also one of the most beneficial things you can add to your diet to prevent cancer. They’ll thrive in cool weather and add a flavorful, spicy kick to your diet. How to Grow: You can plant mustard greens in both the spring and the fall! You can plant directly outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 6-8 weeks before your first fall frost. You […]

Lavender blog post

How to Grow Lavender

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Lavender is a beautiful bush that can be planted either in a raised bed or around your beds as a shrub. Its distinctive aroma is very pleasing and will attract all sorts of pollinators to your garden! It’s a wonderful companion plant for repelling slugs/snails, moths (such as cabbage moths), and deer as well.   How to Grow: You can start seeds or cuttings indoors 6-12 weeks before the last spring frost and place them […]

Opossums blog post

Opossums in Your Garden!

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Opossums (or possums) are nocturnal creatures that are generally good to have in your garden! They help to get rid of ticks, cockroaches, snakes (even venomous ones), slugs/snails, rats, mice, and insects. Opossums will generally stay away from your garden as they prefer plants that are starting to rot, so they can actually a benefit in your garden by cleaning up the rotting fruit or vegetables! Many people get intimidated when they hiss, but they’re […]

Mealybug blog post

How to Manage Mealybugs

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Mealybugs are a small, white, soft-bodied insect typically found in warmer climates. They will feed on plants by sucking sap out of them causing the leaves to yellow and curl. You may notice the plant getting sticky from the honeydew and this will attract ants as well.   Treatment Options: Be careful to not overwater or overfertilize your plants as this can attract them. The best solution is to use 70% isopropyl alcohol. You can […]

Watch Mary’s Expert Bean Picking Skills

Watch Mary’s Expert Bean Picking Skills!

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Dale shares our strategy for growing peas and beans in our garden. We have a constant supply of peas, bush beans, pole beans, and/or southern peas! Then Mary shows off her expert bean picking skills! Learn more about growing over 70 different foods, including how to manage various pests in our FREE iOS, Android, or new Universal Web App by visiting seedtospoon.net.  

Pillbug blog post

How To Manage Pillbugs in Your Garden

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Pillbugs, often called Roly Polies, can be commonly found in your garden. They are typically only a pest if there is an excess of them. These crustacians are very important in the decomposition process in your garden. They like to feed primarily upon decaying matter, but can also feed on seedlings or fruits/vegetables sitting on the ground if there are a lot in your garden. Treatment Options: Clear out any decaying matter in your garden, […]